BAR HARBOR—Sen. George 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 US government. Sen. Mitchell will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 7 at 7 p.m. with his book, “The Negotiator: Reflections on an American Life.”Sen. Mitchell was our United States Senator for fifteen years, spending six as the Senate Majority Leader; he 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 Sen. 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. 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, and copies of the book will be available for purchase at the Jesup that night, with a percentage of the sale price donated to the library.For more information, contact the library at 207-288-4245 or email email@example.com.