• Date
    April 5, 2012
  • Time 7:30 p.m.
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price NG Member: $18; General Public: $20 2-Part Series: $34/$38

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Image: Battle of Shiloh
The climactic struggle for the Hornet’s Nest on the first day of the battle.

Courtesy Library of Congress

The Battle of Shiloh caused more casualties in two days than the entire Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Mexican War combined. As Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump and The Crimson Tide, reveals in his new National Geographic book, Shiloh, the battle destroyed everyone’s assumptions that Civil War victory would come quickly and cheaply. Hear Groom’s account of this epochal battle on the eve of its 150th anniversary.

Also, before the event, we will have a drawing for free copies of National Geographic’s acclaimed Civil War map, courtesy of National Geographic Maps.

Please note that National Geographic’s M Street parking garage gate will be inaccessible to incoming and outgoing traffic from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, due to street closures by the Secret Service. Additionally, pedestrians will not be allowed on M Street between 16th and 17th Streets during these hours.

Read a post about the book at the Nat Geo News Watch blog, and visit Winston Groom’s website.

Read a review of Shiloh 1862 on the Washington Post website.

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