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Buzzworthy Biographies

The University of Mary Washington invites you to learn how extraordinary people in history shaped the human experience.

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Bruce Lee Bruce Lee

recommended by CRRL_MichelleB
Tuesday, January 22, 7:30, at UMW's Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Matthew Polly, author of "Bruce Lee: A Life".
Tuesday, January 22, 7:30, at UMW's Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Matthew Polly, author of "Bruce Lee: A Life".
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Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev

recommended by CRRLAdults
Tuesday, January 29, 7:30, at Dodd Auditorium. SpeakerL William Taubman, author of "Gorbachev: His Life and Times".
Tuesday, January 29, 7:30, at Dodd Auditorium. SpeakerL William Taubman, author of "Gorbachev: His Life and Times".
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Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold

recommended by CRRL_EricA
Tuesday, February 5, 7:30, at UMW's Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Joyce Lee Malcolm, a professor at George Mason University School of Law.
Tuesday, February 5, 7:30, at UMW's Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Joyce Lee Malcolm, a professor at George Mason University School of Law.
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Jane Goodall Jane Goodall

recommended by CRRL_EdwardD
Thursday, February 7, 7:30, at Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Dale Peterson, author of "Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man".
Thursday, February 7, 7:30, at Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Dale Peterson, author of "Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man".
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Billie Holiday Billie Holiday

recommended by CRRL_FritziN
Thursday, February 14, 7:30, at UMW's Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Tracy Fessenden, author, and professor at Arizona State University.
Thursday, February 14, 7:30, at UMW's Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Tracy Fessenden, author, and professor at Arizona State University.
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Gari Melchers Gari Melchers

recommended by CRRL_EricA
Tuesday, February 19, 7:30, at UMW's Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Joanna Catron, the curator of Gari Melchers Home and Studio.
Tuesday, February 19, 7:30, at UMW's Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Joanna Catron, the curator of Gari Melchers Home and Studio.
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Dale Carnegie Dale Carnegie

recommended by CRRLAdults
Thursday, February 21, 7:30, at Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Steven Watts, author of "Self-Help Messiah..."
Thursday, February 21, 7:30, at Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Steven Watts, author of "Self-Help Messiah..."
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Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela

recommended by CRRL_AlishaB
Tuesday, February 26, 7:30, at Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Richard Stengel, American editor, journalist, and author.
Tuesday, February 26, 7:30, at Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Richard Stengel, American editor, journalist, and author.
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Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde

recommended by CRRL_JoyO
Thursday, February 28, 7:30, at UMW's Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Nicholas Frankel author of "Oscar Wilde: The Unrepentant Years".
Thursday, February 28, 7:30, at UMW's Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Nicholas Frankel author of "Oscar Wilde: The Unrepentant Years".
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Lucille Ball Lucille Ball

recommended by CRRLAdults
Thursday, March 12, 7:30, at Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Kathleen Brady, author of "Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball".
Thursday, March 12, 7:30, at Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Kathleen Brady, author of "Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball".
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Radium Girls Radium Girls

recommended by CRRL_AlishaB
Thursday, March 14, 7:30, at Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Kate Moore, author of "The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women".
Thursday, March 14, 7:30, at Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Kate Moore, author of "The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women".
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Rocket Girls Rocket Girls

recommended by CRRL_MichelleB
Tuesday, March 19, 7:30, at UMW's Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Nathalia Holt, author of "Rise of the Rocket Girls".
Tuesday, March 19, 7:30, at UMW's Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Nathalia Holt, author of "Rise of the Rocket Girls".
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J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien

recommended by CRRL_EdwardD
Thursday, March 21, 7:30, at Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Devin Brown, author of "Tolkien: How an Obscure Oxford Professor Wrote The Hobbit".
Thursday, March 21, 7:30, at Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Devin Brown, author of "Tolkien: How an Obscure Oxford Professor Wrote The Hobbit".
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Laura Ingalls Wilder Laura Ingalls Wilder

recommended by CRRL_ChristineC
Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 at UMW's Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Caroline Fraser, 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 at UMW's Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Caroline Fraser, 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
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The Last of the Romanovs The Last of the Romanovs

recommended by CRRL_ChristineC
Thursday, April 4, 7:30, at Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Helen Rappaport, author of "The Race to Save the Romanovs".
Thursday, April 4, 7:30, at Dodd Auditorium. Speaker: Helen Rappaport, author of "The Race to Save the Romanovs".
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