November 17, 1999

Middlebury College to Host an Encore of Book Signing at the McCullough Grille on Dec. 8 for David Bain's Newly Published "The College on the Hill" -- Illustrated History of the College Offers a Rich Understanding of the Individuals Who Shaped It Over the Past 200 Years

David Haward Bain will sign copies of his book, "The College on the Hill: A Browser's History for the Bicentennial," on Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Grille foyer of Middlebury College's McCullough Student Center, on Old Chapel Road (off Route 30). A new illustrated history of Middlebury College, the book will be offered at a special price of $29. The book signing is free and open to the public, and complimentary refreshments will be provided.

A fresh account of Middlebury College's history, "The College on the Hill" emphasizes the personal point of view. The result is an insightful account of the College and the individuals who shaped it over the past 200 years. The oversized book is 456 pages long with more than 600 photos. Middlebury College has published "The College on the Hill" in honor of its Bicentennial, which comes up in the year 2000.

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 was 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.