For Immediate Release:
June 20, 2013
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As a two and half year old, Professor Jonathan Noyalas recalls being enamored with a trip to Gettysburg, PA. As a kindergartener, he was the only child in school carrying around a copy of “The Civil War,” by Bruce Catton. A passion for history, especially anything to do with the Civil War, was apparent early Noyalas’s life. His ninth book, “The Battle of Fisher’s Hill,” was released on June 18, 2013 and is part of the Civil War sesquicentennial series.
Noyalas says the new book “gives voice to a battle that veterans thought was so important, but no one ever wrote about it.” His research includes travel to many archives across the country, but he enjoys combing through personal diaries and letters that individuals wrote during the time period. Most of his writing and research is done in the summer and winter months.
As Director of the Center for Civil War History, he leads tours and seminars. The most recent program entailed information on “The Battle of Front Royal,” and in the fall he will conduct a seminar on “The Quest for Freedom of Afro-Americans in the Shenandoah Valley.”
Noyalas is an assistant professor of history at LFCC and has been teaching there for the past ten years. For more information about the book, contact Jonathan Noyalas at [email protected].
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