The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) together with the Eugene Paul Nassar Ethnic Heritage Studies Center at Utica College is pleased to co-sponsor the lecture “Celebrating Utica,” by local author and screenwriter Bill Kauffman on November 3, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the Carbone Family Auditorium and Mazloom Atrium, Economic Crime and Justice Building, Utica College. The event is open to the public and a book signing will follow.


Bill Kauffman is the author of nine books, including: “Ain’t My America: The Long, Noble History of Antiwar Conservatism and Middle American Anti-Imperialism,” which Barnes & Noble named one of the best books of 2008; “Forgotten Founder,Drunken Prophet: The Life of Luther Martin” (2008); “Look Homeward, America: In Search of Reactionary Radicals and Front-Porch Anarchists(2006), which was named one of the best books of 2006 by the American Library Association and was given the Andrew Eiseman Award by the University of Rochester; and “Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette: A Mostly Affectionate Account of a Small Town’s Fightto Survive (2003), winner of the 2003 national “Sense of Place” award from Writers & Books. Kauffman’s screenplay adaptation of Utica native Harold Frederic’s novel “The Copperhead” has been filmed by director Ron Maxwell (Gettysburg) and will be in theaters in 2013.