Senator George Mitchell will visit the Jesup Memorial Library on July 7 to talk about his new book, “The Negotiator: Reflections on an American Life.” ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Statesman, senator to speak

BAR HARBOR — Senator George Mitchell will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 7, at 7 p.m. to talk about his new book, “The Negotiator: Reflections on an American Life.”

Mitchell has received many awards and honors for his work in the United States and across the globe, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor given by the U.S. government.

He was Maine’s U.S. senator for 15 years, spending six as the Senate majority leader. Mitchell was voted “the most respected member” of the Senate for six consecutive years. After retiring from the Congress, he was appointed special advisor to the president of the United States and the secretary of state for economic initiatives in Ireland, as well as the chairman of the Sharm el-Sheikh International Fact-Finding Committee to examine the continuing crisis between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

In Mitchell’s book, he shares his stories of growing up in Maine, his years in the Senate, working to bring peace to Northern Ireland and the Middle East and what he’s learned about the art of negotiation during every stage of his life. The Buffalo News writes “Not many authors can use their life as an American as a subtitle for a memoir. But when you’re a former federal judge, Senate majority leader, leader of the peace talks in Northern Ireland, chairman of the board of the Disney Corp. and investigator of illegal use of stimulants by baseball players, it seems a perfect fit.” The Bangor Daily News notes his memoir “includes many lighthearted and oddball anecdotes not normally associated with high-profile conflict resolution and political debate.”

This event is co-sponsored by Sherman’s book store. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Jesup that night with a percentage of sales donated to the library.

Contact the library at 288-4245 or [email protected]

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