I've been to many book events at the Margaret Mitchell House over the years, but never as the guy on the stage. So I was excited when the Atlanta History Center, which owns and runs the house, asked me to speak about "The Class of '65." And I was doubly excited when I heard that C-SPAN was going to be there taping for its weekend "Book TV" feature. The picture above (taken by my friend Reid Laurens) shows their camera set up before the program started. They really do want audience members to wait until the boom mic gets there before they ask a question. As many of you know, the Mitchell House is the apartment building in Midtown Atlanta where Margaret Mitchell wrote most of "Gone With the Wind." They hold book talks in an auditorium in an adjacent commercial building. We drew a full house that included several familiar faces, including former Atlanta Constitution editor Tom Teepen, noted author Robert Coram, distinguished journalist Ann Woolner, veteran travel editor Fred Brown, and former Congressman Buddy Darden (who bought a book to give his friend former Gov. Roy Barnes). I was also pleased to see Sam Mahone, a civil rights activist in Americus during the 1960s who figures in the story and is working to preserve the history of the Sumter County movement. All in all, it was a wonderful evening. Thanks to Sheffield Hale, Kate Whitman and everyone at the History Center, and to Chuck Reece, whose online magazine, The Bitter Southerner, co-sponsored the event. Chuck (shown with me in the other picture) ably moderated the discussion. The link below takes you to the article I wrote about the book recently for The Bitter Southerner.