Presidio Book Club

Saturday, May 20, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM At Presidio Officers' Club Offered by:

Presidio Trust

Scott McGaugh, Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, The Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care (Arcade Publishing, 2013)

The traditional book club reimagined as an inclusive public program that anyone can take part in, whether or not they’ve read the book. Enjoy contextualizing remarks by Presidio Trust historian, Barbara Berglund, and then participate in or just listen to the facilitated discussion of both the book and the general topic that follows. Think of this as part book club, part graduate seminar, part Parisian salon.

At this Event
Learn about the namesake of the Presidio’s Letterman Army Medical Center and Letterman Digital Arts Center. Jonathan Letterman revolutionized combat medicine as chief medical officer of the Army of the Potomac. This best-selling biography recounts Letterman’s life from his small-town Pennsylvania beginnings to his trailblazing wartime years and his subsequent life as the medical examiner of San Francisco.

This title is available for purchase at the Presidio Visitor Center.

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