||10th Annual Literary
Old Dominion University
October 4-8, 1987
Alf Mapp, Jr., Eminent Professor of English at Old Dominion University, recently celebrated the publication of Thomas Jefferson: A Strange Case of Mistaken Identity. For six years he pored over thousands of papers and letters written to and by Jefferson to produce this first volume, which was a featured selection of the Book of the Month Club. Mapp's writings have been translated into nine languages, earning the praise of scholarly critics and enjoying an enthusiastic public reception.
Alf Mapp will read at 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 6, in the Newport News Room, Webb Center. [extracted from 1987 brochure]