Friends of Drew Library Gala
Saturday, January 19, 2013

Historian David S. Reynolds, Featured Author

Library Gala 2013

The Friends of the Library will host their tenth biennial Benefit Dinner on January 19, 2013, with Honorary Dinner Chairs, Robert and Vivian Bull. The evening begins at Kirby Theatre with a program featuring award-winning historian and literary critic David S. Reynolds, who will speak on “Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America”—the title of his most recent book (2011).

Reynolds, a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City of New York, is the author or editor of 15 books including Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson (2008), Walt Whitman (2005), and John Brown: Abolitionist (2005), and is the editor of what is considered the definitive reproduction of Uncle Tom’s Cabin (2011). He is the winner of the Bancroft Prize, the Christian Gauss Award, the Ambassador Book Award, the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award, and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Reynolds is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review.

Following the 6 p.m. program, guests will gather in Mead Hall for the Gala reception and dinner, including presentation of the Béla Kornitzer book prizes. The Gala benefits the Friends of the Library Book Endowment Fund.

Click here for a .pdf of the full invitation.

RSVP by January 4. For more information, please call the Library at 973.408.3471