|BPL@Night presents "Nobody But the People"|
|Description:||Author Warren Trest and former Governor John Patterson will discuss their book, "Nobody But the People".|
|Date:||June 3, 2008|
|Former senior historian for the U.S. Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, Warren Trest, has written over fifty stories and articles concerning military history. In his new book, "Nobody But the People", Trest has written the first authorized biography of Alabama's youngest governor, John Patterson. |
The governor led a controversial life, which started in 1954 when his father, then Alabama Attorney General Albert Patterson was assassinated in Phenix City, AL in an attempt to clean up the city's crime and corruption. Gov. Patterson led Alabama as our state struggled to come to grips with the civil rights of its citizens. The title "Nobody But the People" comes from Gov. Patterson's stance as a populist leader, which he remained throughout his political life, even with his admitted shortcomings.
Former Governor Patterson will be at the library with his biographer, Warren Trest. This book will resonate with audience members as the author delves into the life of this important governor and our state's most important era. Governor Patterson and Mr. Trest will answer questions and sign copies of "Nobody But the People", which will be on sale at the library.
|Phone Number:||(205) 226-3631|
|Other Event Features:||Handicap Accessible|
|Location:||Birmingham Public Library|
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203
|Geographic Area:||Birmingham Metro|
|Link to Map:||View Map|
|Time:||6:30 PM – 7:30 PM|