October 14, 1999

David Bain to Sign Copies of His New Book, "The College on the Hill," on Oct. 26 -- New Illustrated History of Middlebury College Offers a Rich Understanding of the Individuals Who Shaped it Over 200 Years

David Bain will sign copies of his book, "The College on the Hill," a new illustrated history of Middlebury College, on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Grille foyer of Middlebury College's McCullough Student Center, on Old Chapel Road off Route 30. The book will be offered at a special, one-time, pre-publication price of $25. The event is free and open to the public. Free refreshments will also be available.

A fresh account of Middlebury College's history, "The College on the Hill" emphasizes the personal point of view. The result is a rich understanding of the story of the College and the individuals who shaped it over 200 years. The oversized book is 464 pages long with more than 600 photos. Middlebury College is publishing "The College on the Hill" on the occasion of its Bicentennial.

David Bain is a writer, editor, reviewer, and member of the Middlebury College English department. He is the author of another new book, "Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad," which will be published in November by Viking and will be a main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. His previous books include "Whose Woods These Are: A History of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference 1926-1992" (1993); Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award-winner, "Sitting in Darkness: Americans in the Philippines" (1984); and "Aftershocks" (1980).

For more information, contact the public affairs office at 802-443-5198.