Monday, October 17, 2011

"Lewis Ginter" author speaks and signs books 2 pm - Oct. 28, 2011 - James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Brian Burns will discuss his just-published book, Lewis Ginter: Richmond's Gilded Age Icon, at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28th in the second floor multi-purpose room of the James Branch Cabell Library. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture at 3 p.m. in Special Collections and Archives on the fourth floor. The events are free and open to the public.

ginter_book.jpgThe author used the VCU Libraries' Special Collections and Archives  (and other Richmond area institutions) during the research phase for the book.

"As a war hero, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Lewis Ginter was many things to Richmond. Ginter was the first major marketer of the hand-rolled cigarette in America. He developed one of America's first streetcar suburbs and built the magnificent Jefferson Hotel, a symbol of Richmond's ambition and prosperity. But beyond the well-known history of this River City icon, there are many aspects of his personal and professional life that few know about. Join local writer Brian Burns as he delves into the hidden history of Ginter's extraordinary life to fill in the gaps between Ginter the man and Ginter the legend."

Author Brian Burns has lived in Richmond since 1987. He lives in Bellevue, one of the neighborhoods that Lewis Ginter pioneered.

Let Ray know if you have any questions -

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