John F. Marszalek, the Giles Professor Emeritus of History at Mississippi State University, will be the speaker for the July meeting of the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable.
Marzalek’s topic will be “William Tecumseh Sherman: The South’s Best Friend.”
Marzalek is the author of a number of books, including three on the life and career of Sherman.
The talk will begin at 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, at the Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. The cost for just attending the talk is $5; students may attend for free. Dinner is at 7 p.m. and costs $17 for non-members of the roundtable and $15 for members. Those wishing to attend should RSVP by noon, Monday July 11, by calling 865-671-9001.
Marzalek began teaching at MSU in 1973 and retired in 2002. He served as director and mentor of MSU’s Scholarship Program.