Former IUP President Lawrence K. Pettit has scheduled book-signing events in Indiana, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C., for his recently released memoir, If You Live by the Sword: Politics in the Making and Unmaking of a University President.

The book signings are as follows:


Sunday, September 26, 2010, noon to 2:00 p.m., Eberly College of Business and Information Technology

Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Georgetown Club, 1530 Wisconsin Avenue


Thursday, September 30, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, SouthSide Works

The Indiana and Pittsburgh events are open to the public. The Washington event will be ticketed, as it is also a fund-raising event for a children's literacy organization, Reading is Fundamental.

Pettit's book includes four chapters on his experience as IUP president, from 1992 to 2003.

Readers can go to Pettit's website to read reviews and news stories about the book, check the table of contents and index, and go on to or the Barnes and Noble website.