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War and Society Hosts Second Roundtable Discussion Feb. 11

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The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for the Study of War & Society will host the second War & Society Roundtable of the spring semester Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. Each lecture of the War & Society Roundtable series will be held at the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County, located at 329 Hardy Street in downtown Hattiesburg. The discussion is free and open to the public.

The War & Society Roundtable is a joint community and university monthly reading group. Sponsored jointly by Southern Miss’s Center for the Study of War and Society and the Library, this year the Roundtable focuses on books dealing with deception in history. A friendly and spirited discussion about the book is moderated by a history faculty member from Southern Miss.

The Roundtable is a great way for community members, faculty, and students to interact while exploring topics of mutual interest. Copies of each month’s books- provided by the Library and through a generous grant from The Mississippi Humanities Council, are available for loan at the Hattiesburg Public Library well in advance of each meeting. Each Roundtable discussion is held at 6 p.m. in the Hattiesburg Public Library on the second Tuesday of every month.

This month's discussion will focus on the book Agent Zig-Zag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal by Ben McIntyre.

Spy Handler: Memoir of a KGB Officer, by Victor Cherkashin and Gregory Feifer, will be the featured book March 11.

The April 8 discussion will feature the book Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground, by Julia Sweig. And the last discussion on May 13, will feature Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, A Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy, by Elizabeth Varon.

For more information about any of these lectures, contact the Department of History by calling 601.266.4333 or visit www.usm.edu/history.