Josh Howard
Quail Ridge Books & MusicThe 1781 battle at Guilford Courthouse was a small but decisive clash between Lord Cornwallis’ British troops and the Continental forces of Gen. Nathaniel Greene. It helped keep the British from taking North Carolina and ultimately sent Cornwallis toward his defeat at Yorktown. Revolutionary War and N.C. history buffs take note: Josh Howard has co-written an examination of the pivotal skirmish, which its publisher, UNC Press, trumpets as the first-ever book on the subject. Long, Obstinate, and Bloody draws from hundreds of sources to reconstruct this fateful battle, shattering long-held myths while revealing acts of heroism lost in the sands of history. Howard appears at 7:30 p.m.; for more information, visit www.quailridgebooks.com. Zack Smith