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Portsmouth Historical Society Book Club

Join us at the Library for a discussion of King Philip's War : The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict by Eric B. Schultz and Michael J. Tougias.

At the Pilgrim's first Thanksgiving in 1621, chief among the honored guests was Massasoit, the sachem of the Wampanoag. Fifty-five years later, colonial soldiers walked through Plymouth with their horrible spoils of war: the severed head of Massasoit's son, King Philip, on a stake.

King Philip's War expands our understanding of American history and provides insight into the nature of colonial and ethnic wars in general. Through a careful reconstruction of events, first-person accounts, period illustrations, and maps, and by providing information on the exact locations of more than fifty battles, King Philip's War is useful as well as informative. Students of history, colonial war buffs, those interested in Native American history, and anyone who is curious about how this war affected New England towns, will find important insights into one of the most seminal events to shape the American mind and continent.

Copies will be available for checkout at the adult circulation desk.  No sign up is required.  

Room Reservation: 
Monday, October 22
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Portsmouth Free Public Library
Contact Name: 
Carolyn Magnus
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