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Scarborough Society of Shepherd University sponsors presentation by visiting professor

ISSUED: 29 October 2008
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
(Scarborough Society of Shepherd University sponsors presentation by visiting professor)

Shepherdstown, WV--The Scarborough Society of Shepherd University, as part of its free lecture series, will sponsor a program featuring visiting British history professor Dr. Paul Harris on Tuesday, November 11 at 7 p.m., in the Scarborough Library Reading Room.

The lecture, "Douglas Haig and First World War Generalship," will focus on the life of the general who commanded the British army during World War I.

Harris is a military historian who normally teaches in the department of war studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he has been employed more than 20 years. Harris is currently at Shepherd University as a visiting professor for one semester on exchange with Dr. Mark A. Snell, associate professor of history at Shepherd and director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War.

Harris's publications include "Men, Ideas and Tanks: British Military Thought," "Armoured Forces 1903-1939," and "Amiens to the Armistice: The British Expeditionary Force and the Hundred Days' Campaign, 8 August-11 November 1918." His next book, "Douglas Haig and the First World War," is to be released on November 30 by Cambridge University Press.

The Scarborough Society, a friends of the library organization, was established in 2002 by the Shepherd University Foundation. Its annual membership dues help support library acquisitions, technology, and programs. Membership is open to all interested supporters of the Scarborough Library.

For further information about the lecture series or the Scarborough Society, contact the Shepherd University Foundation at 304-876-5397.

The lecture is free of charge and open to the public. A reception will follow.


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