Join the College of Charleston Friends of the Library and author John Oller to explore the real story of the “George Washington of the South,” Francis Marion. Catapulted into popular memory by fictional depictions on television and in film, the historical Marion bears little resemblance to these caricatures. His exploits, however, were no less heroic. The first biography in nearly half a century, Oller’s Swamp Fox compiles striking evidence to provide a fresh look at Marion the man and his integral role in the American Revolution.
John Oller, a lawyer and journalist, is the author of six non-fiction works of American history. A graduate of The Ohio State University and Georgetown University Law Center, Oller is a member of Biographers International Organization and the Dramatists Guild.
This event is co-sponsored by the Charleston Library Society.
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