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October 4, 2011

Meet Author of Newly Published Ethan Allen Biography Oct. 9

WILLIAMSBURG Booksellers® features two book signings in early October at its location at 101 Visitor Center Dr., Williamsburg, Va.

Guests meet author Willard Sterne Randall and get a signed copy of his newest release, “Ethan Allen: His Life and Times” from 3-5 on Sunday, Oct. 9. A lecture on Ethan Allen follows at 5:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center Theater.

Willard Sterne Randall is professor of history at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. Among his other books are biographies of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, which will be available for sale in paperback. Hardcover copies of “Ethan Allen: His Life and Times” are available for $35.

William G. Hyland Jr. returns to WILLIAMSBURG Booksellers to sign copies of “In Defense of Thomas Jefferson: The Sally Hemings Sex Scandal” from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. His book disputes evidence against the third president and claims he was innocent of his major historical condemnation – having relations with his slave, Sally Hemings.

Hardcover copies of this book are available for $26.95.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and presentation of the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. This town-sized living history museum tells the inspirational stories of our journey to become Americans through programs in the Historic Area and through the award-winning Revolutionary City program. Explore The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg and discover the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum featuring the best in British and American decorative arts from 1670 – 1830 and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum home to the nation’s premier collection of American folk art, comprising more than 5,000 folk art objects made during the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Colonial Williamsburg is committed to expanding its thought-provoking programming through education outreach on-site and online. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the preservation, research and educational programs of the Foundation. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at

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