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Meet the Editor - Janet E. Croon & The War Outside My Window

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September 20th, 2018 1:00 PM
Northeast Georgia History Center (Google Map)

Join us in the Ada Mae Ivester Education Center where editor Janet E. Croon will be discussing and signing her latest work, The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860—1865.

LeRoy Gresham was born in 1847 to an affluent and prominent slaveholding family in Macon, Georgia. As a young child he suffered a horrific leg and back injury that left him an invalid. Educated, inquisitive, perceptive, and exceptionally witty, the 12-year-old began keeping a journal in 1860—just before secession and civil war tore the country and his world apart. He continued to write even as his health deteriorated until both the war and his life ended in 1865.

Edited and annotated with meticulous care by Janet Croon, this work captures the spirit and character of a young privileged white teenager witnessing the demise of his world even as his own body is slowly failing him. His unique view of a waning age is published here for the first time.

This program is a product our Ada Mae Ivester Education Center and Savas Beatie LLC

Signed hardcover copies will be available for $34.95

FREE Admission!


About the Editor: Janet E. Croon holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Modern European History, and Russian Language and Area Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1983), and a Master's Degree in International Studies from the University of Dayton (1985). She has been teaching International Baccalaureate History for nearly two decades and developed a deep interest in the Civil War by living in northern Virginia. This is her first book.


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