May 23, 2012
Wendell Wolka, a paper money collector and educator for more than 40 years, about The upcoming program at the Wilson Library “How the Civil War Changed America’s Money” on June 2 and the history and valuation paper money.
Web page: http://www.lib.unc.edu/blogs/news/index.php/2012/05/civil-war-money-will-be-topic-of-june-2-program/
May 17, 2012
Brent Lane, UNC Adjunct Professor of Heritage Economics and board member of the First Colony Foundation., about how two small patches layered atop the map intrigued him and led to importance evidence in the search for the Lost Colony .
May 15, 2012
Wiley Cash, and author of A Land More Kind than Home, about the new book and the power of religion and religious leaders in American life.
Web page: www.wileycash.com
May 10, 2012
Ben Fountain, Chapel Hill Native and author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, about the new book and his writing career and the intersection of war and American culture.
Web page: www.harpercollins.com/authors/30481/Ben_Fountain/index.aspx
May 2, 2012
Ferrel Guillory, Director, Program on Public Life School of Journalism and Mass Communication UNC-Chapel Hill, about the new issue of NC Data-Net’s report on changing registration and voting patterns in North Carolina. Find report at www.southnow.org
May 1, 2012
Jay Leutze, who grew up in Chapel Hill and is the author of STAND UP THAT MOUNTAIN, about the new book and inside story of how the beautiful vista of Belleview Mountain near the Appalachian Trail was saved.
April 24, 2012
Erik Lars Myers, Hillsborough craft brewer and author of North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries, about the new book and the history of the craft beer business in North Carolina and where you can go to get the freshest and best local brews.
April 19, 2012
Phillip Manning, editor of Science Book News a weekly email report on new books dealing with scientific topics, about the recent scientific books we should know about, including Moral Origins: The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame by Christopher Boehm.
April 18, 2012
Lydia Lavelle, Assistant Professor at NC Central Law School and Carrboro alderman and co-author of Sexual Identity Law in Context, about the new book and the current state of American laws on sexual identity and, of course on Amendment One.
Web page: http://law.nccu.edu/directory/lydia-lavelle/
April 13, 2012
John Hart, winner of two Edgar awards and author of Iron House, about the new book and the excitement about the challenges of writing his fifth book.
Web page: www.johnhartfiction.com
Note: To view John Hart’s North Carolina Bookwatch interview: www.unctv.org/ncbookwatch