The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum, 201 E. Fourth Ave., is inviting the public to come out and meet Sherry Laymon, author of "Fearless: John L. McClellan, United States Senator," and learn about an Arkansas son at 2 p.m. Jan. 28.

The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum, 201 E. Fourth Ave., is inviting the public to come out and meet Sherry Laymon, author of “Fearless: John L. McClellan, United States Senator,” and learn about an Arkansas son at 2 p.m. Jan. 28.

Laymon will sign books following her talk. Books will be available for purchase at the museum.

A compelling biography of a Southern conservative Democrat who overcame multiple tragedies in his personal life, McClellan became one of the most powerful U.S. senators of his time. He confronted comparable issues facing the country today, such as deficit spending, labor union corruption, and the mafia, and rendered commonsense solutions by asserting a deep-rooted principle to do the right thing.

‘This narrative has captured the very essence of my father’s being. His deep-rooted faith, strong convictions, and compassionate heart are underlying themes throughout the book. The author presents the investigative and legislative processes of Congress while disclosing a close association with the Kennedy family and working relationships with others of interest. His productive labors continue to have an impact on our society today,” said McClellan’s daughter, Mary Alice McClellan McDermott.