Michigan Notable Books Author, Attorney Jack Dempsey Speaks at Cooley Law School
May 18, 2012 – On Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday May 17, Jack Dempsey, author of Michigan and the Civil War: A Great and Bloody Sacrifice, visited Cooley Law School's Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor and Auburn Hills campuses to talk about his latest book as part of the 2012 Michigan Notable Books Program. The book offers a glimpse into Michigan’s role in the preservation of the Union. Dempsey explained that Michigan has a history of being pro-freedom and anti-slavery and talked about the great sacrifice Michigan made with its 90,000 men (and some women dressed as men) who served in the Civil War. Nearly 15,000 Michigan soldiers died. He said that no other state suffered proportionately more losses.
All of the author's proceeds will go to fund a celebration of the sesquicentennial (150-year) anniversary of the Civil War from 1861-1865 in 2015. Dempsey is vice president of the Michigan Historical Commission, Chair of the Michigan History Foundation, and Chair of the Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee. He is a member of the Ann Arbor Civil War Roundtable and the Civil War Trust.
Each year, the Michigan Notable Books list features 20 books published during the previous calendar year that are about, or set in Michigan or the Great Lakes region, or are written by a native or resident of Michigan.
About Cooley Law School: Founded in 1972, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 15,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida.