If the name Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs
looks strangely familiar, it's probably because you recognize within it the name of famous war historian Stephen Ambrose, author of best-sellers such as The Wild Blue
and Band of Brothers
. He apparently passed a love of history on to his daughter. Like her father, Tubbs has long been fascinated by Lewis and Clark. In 2003, she co-wrote an "encyclopedic guide" on the explorers and their journey west. And she's on tour now promoting her latest take on the trail, Why Sacagawea Deserves the Day Off and Other Lessons from the Lewis and Clark Trail
, a book of personal and historical essays reflecting on Lewis and Clark's travels, as well as her own. Tubbs will discuss her book at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library (14 West 10th Street). Call 816-701-3407 or see kclibrary.org
for more information or to RSVP. The event is free, and a 6 p.m. reception precedes the event.
Thu., April 9, 6:30 p.m., 2009