~ FREE Lecture ~

Book Signing, and Reception
with Northern Ireland Author Billy Kennedy

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Three Men of Destiny:
Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, and David Crockett

Listen to this informative historical lecture on the Ulster-Scots/Scots-Irish roots and contributions of three of America’s most iconic historical personalities – Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, and David Crockett.

• Meet renowned Scots-Irish author Billy Kennedy and representatives of the Ulster-Scots Agency from Belfast, Northern Ireland, George Patton and Maynard Hanna.

• Enjoy a reception afterwards with fun and fellowship.

• Learn more about the Ulster-Scots Society of America – the country’s newest and most dynamic Ulster-Scots/Scots-Irish heritage organization.

• Share your family stories, history, and heritage.

• Lecture 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Optional Reception and Buffet following.

*Lecture and book signing are free. Limited seating and availability. RSVPs appreciated by calling Glen Pratt (806) 676-3339 or e-mailing UlsterScotGP@yahoo.com.

From Andrew Jackson’s birth in 1767 during the American Colonial Era through David Crockett’s death at the Alamo in 1836 and on to Sam Houston’s passing in Texas in 1863 as the War Between the States raged, these three figures tower above the American historical stage in the dramatic shaping of America. Andrew Jackson, David Crockett, and Sam Houston not only exemplified the Ulster-Scots character, culture, and spirit of their age, but fashioned what America would become in the first Ulster-Scots American century and beyond. The Ulster-Scots epic in America, as witnessed through their lives, would in time become the American epic, not just in their age, but throughout American history down to today.

Northern Ireland journalist Billy Kennedy is the author of The Scots-Irish Chronicles – a series of ten books documenting the Scots-Irish/Ulster-Scots influence in America. All ten titles will be available for purchase and signing. Mr. Kennedy appeared in the recent History Channel documentary “Hillbilly: The Real Story” telling the Ulster-Scots/ Appalachian/American frontier culture and settlement story.


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