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Date: 11/21/2013

Time: 7:00 pm

book coverAPPOMATTOX: VICTORY, DEFEAT AND FREEDOM AT THE END OF THE CIVIL WAR by Elizabeth Varon

Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House evokes a highly gratifying image in the popular mind -- it was, many believe, a moment that transcended politics, a moment of healing, a moment of patriotism untainted by ideology. But as Elizabeth Varon reveals in this vividly narrated history, this rosy image conceals a seething debate over precisely what the surrender meant and what kind of nation would emerge from war.