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Portsmouth Historical Society Book Club

The Portsmouth Historical Society in partnership with Portsmouth Free Public Library will host a book club discussion of Nathanael Greene by Gerald M. Carbone . The book discussion will be held at the Library.

Gerald M. Carbone breathes new life into Nathanael Greene's story, juxtaposing his military success and tactical genius with the tragedy of his personal life. Returning home after the [Revolutionary] War, Greene found himself penniless through a combination of his generosity--including using his personal wealth to feed and clothe his soldiers--and the hardships of a country struggling to recover from war.

From a reviewer:  "Carbone has written a lively, accessible biography of one of the truly great strategists in American history, Major General Nathanael Greene, second only to Washington in the pantheon of heroes of the War of the Revolution." -----John Buchanan, author of The Road to Guilford Courthouse]

This event is part of a series of book club discussions about local history selected by the Portsmouth Historical Society. Books are available now for checkout at Portsmouth Free Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. Please sign up on the library's website or by calling the library at 683-9457.

Room Reservation: 
Monday, March 25
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Portsmouth Free Public Library
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Carolyn Magnus
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