Chestertown, MD, February 1, 2002 — The C.V. Starr Center for the American Experience at Washington College, in celebration of Presidents' Day, presents "PRESIDENTIAD," a reading by Daniel Aaron, professor emeritus at Harvard University, Monday, February 18, 2002, at 4 p.m. in the College's Norman James Theatre, William Smith Hall. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Professor Aaron is the author of numerous works on American history and literature, including Men of Good Hope (1951), Writers on the Left (1961), The Unwritten War (1973) and American Notes (1994). He also served as the founding president of the Library of America series of classic writings by American authors.
For Washington College, Professor Aaron will read for the first time from the "Presidentiad" section of his forthcoming memoir, Circlings: A Personal History of the United States, 1912-2000. The "Presidentiad" shares reflections on every president of his lifetime, from Woodrow Wilson to the present.
The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College opened in Fall 2001 to encourage the broad study of American history and culture and the ways we give daily new meaning to what George Washington called "the great experiment." In keeping with the special history and character of Washington College, the Center focuses on the nation's founding moment, ideals and experiences by highlighting contemporary scholarship and research in these areas.