Ron Chernow, prominent Lincoln and Grant scholars hold book signing at MSU

(Photo by Beth Wynn)

Ron Chernow (left), Pulitzer-Prize winning author of “Grant” and “Alexander Hamilton,” signs a book for Allie Nichols, a junior secondary education major from Gulfport, during a Wednesday [Nov. 29] book signing at Mississippi State University’s Old Main Academic Center. The book signing also included former Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank J. Williams; Harold Holzer, a leading authority on Abraham Lincoln; as well as MSU’s John F. Marszalek, David Nolen and Louis Gallo, Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library historians and authors of “The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: The Complete Annotated Edition.” The book signing is one of many events celebrating the new $10 million addition to MSU’s Mitchell Memorial Library, which houses the Grant Presidential Library and the Frank J. and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana.