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Author of Jim Calhoun Biography – Shock the World: UConn Basketball in the Calhoun Era – to Speak at the Connecticut State Library Thursday, January 3, 2013

Posted by kabery in history, Museum, updates.


ShockWorldcoverPeter Burns, Jr., will be at the Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, on Thursday, January 17, 2013 from Noon to 12:45 to discuss his new book, Shock the World: UConn Basketball in the Calhoun Era. Burns’ book is a riveting season-by-season, game-by-game, and player-by-player biography of Jim Calhoun’s winning program. Shock the World: UConn Basketball in the Calhoun Era paints a vivid portrait of college basketball in the last twenty-five years and highlights the challenges Calhoun overcame to become the best program builder of all time and, in Burns’ view, the greatest coach of his generation. Burns’ talk is part of the State Library and Museum of Connecticut History’s Third Thursday BrownBag Lunchtime speaker series which features a variety of speakers on various aspects of Connecticut history. All programs are free and open to the public.

Thursday,  January 17, 2013
Noon – 12:45
Connecticut State Library ~ Memorial Hall

About the Speaker:  Peter F. Burns, Jr., was born and raised in Connecticut and attended the University of Connecticut.  In 2002 the University of Connecticut Alumni Association named him as its outstanding young alumnus of the year. He is a professor of political science at Loyola University in New Orleans.

About the State Library:  The Connecticut State Library is an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut. The State Library provides a variety of library, information, archival, public records, museum, and administrative services to citizens of Connecticut, as well as the employees and officials of all three branches of State government. The Connecticut State Archives and the Museum of Connecticut History are components of the State Library.



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