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September 12, 2007

Lynne Cheney to Discuss New Memoir at the National Archives on October 11

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Washington, DC…On Thursday, October 11, at 7 p.m. the National Archives presents Lynne Cheney discussing her newest book Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family. A book signing will follow the program.

The program is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building, located at Constitution and 7th St., NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station.

In this affectionate memoir, Cheney tells of growing up in the years after World War II in a small town on the high plains of the West. Painting a vivid picture of Casper, WY, in the 1940s and 1950s, she recalls her hometown as a place where the future seemed as bright as the blue sky and life’s possibilities as boundless as the prairie. Drawing on a wealth of sources, Cheney interweaves meticulously researched accounts of westward-moving men and women—Puritans and Mormons, Germans and Scots Irish—whose journeys brought her family and the Vice President’s to the high Wyoming plains. Cheney’s extensive notes at the back of the book will inspire readers who want to learn how to research their own family trees.

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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

To verify the date and times of the programs, the public should call the Public Programs Line at: (202) 357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online. To contact the National Archives, please call 1-866-272-6272 or 1-86-NARA-NARA (TDD) 301-837-0482.

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