Library to Hold Special Lunch With Books

The Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling will offer a special Monday edition of its popular Lunch With Books program at noon April 14 when Garry Adelman, a nationally renowned expert of Civil War photography, will present a photographic tour of the Civil War.

“Photographs are a key primary source that assist in understanding the conflict,” Adelman said, “and when grasping the aims and methods of the photographers and pairing their images with modern photos taken at the same place, the impact is even more valuable.”

The Civil War was the first war to be photographed extensively. It saw the real birth of photojournalism, technological innovations, the first photos of American dead soldiers and a public impact that cannot be overstated.

Through then and naow, 3-D and even 4-D techniques, Adelman will present the Civil War in a manner available nowhere else.

A graduate of Michigan State University and Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Adelman is the author, co-author or editor of 20 books and 30 articles on the Civil War. He is the vice president of the Center for Civil War Photography and has been a licensed battlefield guide at Gettysburg for 19 years. He has appeared on numerous productions shown on the BBC, C-Span, Pennsylvania Cable Network and on History.

Adelman works full-time as director of history and education at the Civil War Trust.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons may bring a bag lunch and free beverages are served. For more information, visit online at ohiocounty, call 304-232-0244, or visit lunchwithbooks.