The next Good Morning World speaker is to bring to life a story about two historical figures.
David Stewart, an author and lawyer, is to deliver "American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America" during Tiffin University's breakfast lecture Feb. 23.
According to a release from TU, Stewart, president of Washington Independent Review of Books, turned to writing history after practicing law for more than 25 years.
He has written "The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution" and "Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy."
Stewart's most recent book is "American Emperor, Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America."
Michael Grandillo, TU's vice president for development and public affairs, said he was watching C-SPAN about a month ago and saw a presentation by Stewart about his book. He said it caught his attention, mainly because of the mention of Edward Tiffin, the first governor of Ohio.
If you go
The breakfast lecture is to be Feb. 23 at Camden Falls, 2460 S. SR 231, Tiffin.
Breakfast is served buffet-style at 7:30 a.m., and the speaker is to present at 8 a.m. with conclusion by 8:50 a.m.
Cost is $9. To make a reservation, call (419) 448-3282.
Burr's goal was to create an independent nation west of Mississippi River. Tiffin, Grandillo said, was suspicious of Burr's activities on Blennerhassett's Island, an island on Ohio River.
"Burr took up camp there. ... It was a long drawn-out conspiracy," he said.
Tiffin sent militia forces and seized the island, Grandillo said.
Grandillo said he mentioned Burr's conspiracy in his book, "Onward to the Dawn: A History of Tiffin University." He said he thinks Tiffin and Ohio residents need to know about the conspiracy.
Stewart, who was a U.S. Supreme Court law clerk, is engaging and interesting, he said.
"He's a great historian," he said.
Books are to be available for purchase and signing at Good Morning World, according to the release from TU.
Upcoming Good Morning World speakers are John Hicks, a former offensive lineman for Ohio State University, March 22; and Pete Holbrook, executive director of leadership and organizational learning and director of Leadership Center at Cardinal Stritch University, April 19.