Douglas Brinkley, an acclaimed writer whose latest book on Walter Cronkite has been prominently featured in the national media, is to speak at Way Public Library next week.
Mr. Brinkley, a 1978 Perrysburg High School graduate, is to give his address June 20 at 7 p.m.
The free event is to take place on the main floor of the library, 101 E. Indiana Ave.
His book, Cronkite, was recently No. 6 on the New York Times' best-seller list for hardcover nonfiction.
Mr. Brinkley is expected to discuss the War of 1812 as well as his new book, which depicts an unethical side to the highly esteemed journalist.
The Brinkley family moved to Perrysburg in 1968, when he was 8. Mr. Brinkley's father was a personnel manager at Owens-Illinois Inc., and his mother was a high school English teacher in Perrysburg.
Mr. Brinkley is to sell and autograph copies of Cronkite after the talk, the library said in a news release.
Attendance could reach up to 200 people, said Mary Meyer, the library's programming and public information specialist.