Friday, May 31, 2013

June 18 Talk on Jim Jontz

At noon on Tuesday, June 18, I will be talking about my book The People's Choice: Congressman Jim Jontz of Indiana as part of the Indiana Historical Society's Author Series. The free program will be held in the multipurpose room on the lower level of the Indiana History Center, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis.

For the talk, I will discuss how I came to write the book, Jontz's days growing up in Indianapolis, how he came to be an important part of the environmental movement in the Hoosier State in the 1970s, his longshot attempt at political office to help stop a dam/reservoir project in Warren County, his subsequent successful career as a state legislator and U.S. congressman, and his work for a variety of national environmental organizations.