History has always been one of my favorite subjects. Its like listening to story-time. Edgar was one of the best story-tellers around. He was the kind of Professor who really makes the past come alive, and he had the amazing ability to go over even the most well-trod paths and find something new.
His final public lecture before he becomes professor emeritus will be delivered on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in USC’s Belk Auditorium to the national meeting of The Historical Society, a Boston University organization. The title of his talk, appropriately enough, is a subject near to Edgar’s heart: “Whose History is it Anyway? Reaching Real People.”
You know the people that have forgotten more about a subject that most people will ever know? That's Professor Edgar. He's one of the best. Hopefully, his retirement is simply the end of a chapter, and his story isn't over.