Alumni Author Discusses His Latest Book on C-SPAN’s “After Words”

Lawrence University alumnus and author Harry MacLean ’64 will be featured on C-SPAN’s “After Words” this weekend (Nov. 7-8) to discuss his latest book, “The Past is Never Dead,” with Richard Holworth, owner of Square Books in Oxford, Miss. His “After Words” interview will air on C-SPAN Saturday, Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. (all times CST). Harry-MacLean-Headshot-web.jpg

MacLean’s “The Past is Never Dead” details the 2007 trial of James Ford Seale for his role in the kidnapping and murder of two young black men in 1964. In writing the book, MacLean sought not only to cover the past crime, but to discover the truth about Mississippi. Along with recounting the Seale trial, Maclean interweaves the story of Mississippi and its struggle for redemption from its troubled past.

Maclean, who lives in Denver, Colo., recently discussed “The Past is Never Dead” in an interview with Claire Martin of the Denver Post. He also is the author of “In Broad Daylight,” which earned the 1989 Edgar Award for “best true crime” and 1993’s “Once Upon A Time.”