Truman Library to Present Pulitzer Prize-Winning
INDEPENDENCE, MO-Connie Schultz, a biweekly columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer/ Creators Syndicate and wife of Ohio's junior senator, Sherrod Brown, will headline events honoring the 123rd birthday of former First Lady Bess Truman on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 at 2 p.m. The author of and His Lovely Wife: A Memoir from the Woman beside the Man will discuss her book and take questions from the audience; a book signing will follow the program. Tickets are $9 and include full Museum admission.
With her trademark warmth, wit, and common sense, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Schultz reveals the rigors, joys, and absolute madness of a new marriage at midlife and campaigning with her husband. She gives us a candid behind-the-scenes look at the often ludicrous trials and tribulations of being an opinionated columnist and a political wife. Filled with eye-opening revelations about the election process, . . . and His Lovely Wife illuminates, through one woman's story, a marriage, our political system, our working lives, and our nation.
Connie Schultz won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2005. Her other awards include the Scripps-Howard National Journalism Award, the National Headliners Award, the James Batten Medal, and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for social-justice reporting. Her narrative series "The Burden of Innocence," which chronicled the life of a man wrongly incarcerated for rape, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.
Seating for this program is limited, and reservations are strongly encouraged. General admission tickets are available for $9 by calling (816) 268-8261; price includes Museum admission and entry to all exhibition galleries and theaters. Copies of and His Lovely Wife are available in the Museum store and may be purchased at a discount when ordered in advance at the number above.
The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, and is located at 24 Highway and Delaware in historic Independence, twenty minutes from downtown Kansas City, Missouri. There is ample free parking, with numerous nearby attractions, boutiques and restaurants.
Hailed as home to America's "best presidential museum," the Truman Library is one of 12 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. It is supported, in part, by the Harry S. Truman Library Institute, the not-for-profit partner of the Truman Library. The Institute seeks to promote, through educational and community programs, a greater appreciation and understanding of American politics, history and culture, the process of governance, and the importance of public service, as exemplified by Harry S. Truman. To learn more about the Truman Library and the Harry S. Truman Library Institute, visit www.trumanlibrary.org.
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