Prologue: "To Forge a Thunderbolt" by Chris Fonvielle

Mar 19, 2015

Please join Ben Steelman of the StarNews on Monday, June 8 at 7 PM in the MC Erny Gallery for a discussion with Civil War buff and widely acclaimed author, Chris Fonvielle, about his newest novel "To Forge a Thunderbolt."

"Dr. Fonvielle is a most entertaining historian...he commands a truly encyclopedic knowledge of Wartime Wilmington. " - Kemp Burpeau, Civil War News

"Fonvielle's work is painstakingly complete, rich in detail and rendered with the talent of a gifted storyteller."- Rod Gragg, author of Confederate Goliath: The Battle For Fort Fisher 

Monday, June 8 at 7 PM

MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street, 3rd Floor

About the Author: Born and raised in Wilmington, NC, Chris Fonvielle graduated from University of North Carolina in Wilmington with his B.A. in Anthropology in 1978. Fonvielle then went on to complete his M.A. in American History at East Carolina University and a Ph.D. in Civil War History at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. After briefly teaching at ECU, Fonvielle decided to return to his undergraduate alma mater UNCW as a professor in the Department of History. He's been enlightening young lives with his teaching and his books ever since. Works by Fonvielle include Campaign: Last Rays of Departing Hope, Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear: An Illustrated History, and Faces of Fort Fisher, 1861-1864.  For more information about Fonvielle click here