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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 8:33 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Civil War historian touring libraries this month

Advertiser Staff

Tom Oestreicher, a best–selling author, historian, and nationally–recognized authority on the American Civil War, will be part of the 2007 Hawaii State Public Library System Young Adult Summer Reading Program, at 10 O'ahu public libraries in July.

Oestreicher, who hails from Sycamore, Ill., has conducted more than 500 lecture presentations throughout the United States on the American Civil War for the past 35 years. He wears an authentic Union Army officer's uniform for his presentations .

His novel "Present and Accounted For," featured at the 2005 Book Expo America in New York City, is currently in pre–production as a made–for–TV movie. A sequel, "With Full Honors," was released in December 2005.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai'i, this one–hour program is recommended for young adults.


i 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at Waipahu

i 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at Liliha

i 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 at Kahuku

i 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 at Mililani

i 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12 at Waialua

i 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at Salt Lake–Moanalua

i 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14 at Hawai'i State Library

i 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at Manoa

i 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 15 at Pearl City

The program will include question-and-answer sessions.

Call the hosting library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

Other public libraries are hosting other performers and programs, as well. Visit www.librarieshawaii.org" target="_blank">www.librarieshawaii.org for a complete list of programs and performers. Program schedules are subject to change.

On the Web: www.librarieshawaii.org" target="_blank">www.librarieshawaii.org