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Author McPherson to receive Empire State Archives award

"I wouldn’t say I’m finding him that likable, but he’s not as off-putting as I expected. It’s fascinating getting into his mind," author James McPherson says of his latest Civil War subject, Jefferson Davis.
"I wouldn’t say I’m finding him that likable, but he’s not as off-putting as I expected. It’s fascinating getting into his mind," author James McPherson says of his latest Civil War subject, Jefferson Davis.
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For Civil War enthusiasts, it doesn’t get any better than James McPherson and Harold Holzer. Listening to them talk history is akin to lovers of 19th century literature eavesdropping on Dickens and Tolstoy. Thursday night at at the Center for Performing Arts at The Egg, McPherson, a Pulitzer Prize winner, will receive the Empire State Archives Award from the Archives Partnership Trust. Holzer, who has moderated the eight previous presentations, will engage McPherson in conversation ...


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