On Thursday, December 06, 2012, Mike Pride will present a lecture and book signing at the Manchester City Library auditorium, 405 Pine Street, beginning at 6:30pm. His latest book is “Our War: Days and Events in the Fight for the Union”. The lecture will tell the story of the Civil War from the perspective and experience of New Hampshire people, both civilians and soldiers, and will feature many notable Manchester people.
Mike is an amateur historian, freelance writer, and editor emeritus of the Concord Monitor. While he was editor, the Monitor won many awards including the first Pulitzer Prize earned by a New Hampshire newspaper. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and twice a Hoover Media Fellow at Stanford University, Pride received the National Press Foundation’s Editor of the Year award for directing the Monitor’s coverage of the Challenger disaster. He was also active at Gettysburg College. Pride co-authored “My Brave Boys”, a Civil War history of the Fifth New Hampshire Regiment with Mark Travis and updated Elwin L. Page’s “Abraham Lincoln in New Hampshire”.
The program is free and open to the public. Handicapped access is available via the library’s Concord Street entrance. For more information, contact Cynthia O’Neil at 603-624-6550.