MARTINSVILLE — Join Jackson Memorial Library, Tuesday, July 23, for author Hampton Sides’ presentation of his most recent book, On Desperate Ground: the Marines at The Reservior, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle.
The third and last author in the 2019 Jackson Memorial Library Summer Literary Series, Hampton Sides is considered one of the outstanding narrative historians of our time, said the Library.
Known for his narrative history books, Hampton Sides’ previous books include: Ghost Soldiers, Hellhound on His Trail, and In the Kingdom of Ice. Each book is heavily researched by the author and richly detailed to give the reader the experience of living through history, according Jackson Memorial, in a news release.
Sides is currently the edior-at-large for Outside Magazine. His stories have appeared in National Geographic, The New Yorker, Esquire, Men’s Journal, and The Washington Post.
His magazine work, collected in numerous anthologies, has been twice nominated by National Magazine Awards, for feature writing.
A frequent lecturer, Hampton divides his time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Colorado College, where he teaches narrative non-fiction and serves as Journalist in Residence.
Sides’ appearance at the Jackson Memorial Library Literary Series will take place at the Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Rd. in Martinsville. His presentation will be preceded with a reception at 5:30 p.m.
For more information contact the Jackson Memorial Library, 207-372-8961, or visit on the web at www.JacksonMemorialLibrary.org.