Join us for the 2015 AViD (Authors Visiting in Des Moines) Series!
Tuesday, June 23, 7:00 PM
1000 Grand Avenue
John Stauffer, a Des Moines native, is the author or editor of fifteen books and more than 100 articles, including two that have been national bestsellers: GIANTS: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln and State of Jones, co-authored with Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Gary Ross. His most recent book, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, co-authored with Benjamin Soskis, was a Lincoln Prize finalist. His essays and reviews on history, culture, and art have appeared in Time, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and Huffington Post and he has appeared on national radio and television shows, including the Diane Rehm Show and Book TV with Susan Swain. He has appeared on national radio and television shows and has lectured widely throughout the United States and Europe.