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November 7th – Author Talk – Josh Cutler Mobtown Massacre: Alexander Hanson and the Baltimore Newspaper War of 1812

During the War of 1812 the nation was bitterly divided. When a fiery young Federalist editor named Alexander Hanson spoke out in defense of a newspaper that dared to express unpopular views, a violent standoff crippled the city of Baltimore and Hanson was beaten within an inch of his life. Mobtown Massacre: Alexander Hanson and the Baltimore Newspaper War of 1812 examines this little known episode in American History.

This little known episode is complete with a midnight jailbreak, bloodthirsty mobs and unspeakable acts of torture. Josh Cutler’s history of the Mobtown Massacre offers a lesson in liberty as well as how this event helped shape the course of war, the Federalist Party and the nation’s very notion of the freedom of the press.

He will speak at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.

 

 

 

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December 5th – Author Talk – Craig Symonds – World War II at Sea

World War II at Sea is a complete narrative of the naval war and all its belligerents, on all of the world’s oceans and seas, between 1939 and 1945. Opening with the 1930 London Conference, Craig Symonds shows how any limitations on naval warfare would become irrelevant before the decade was up, as Europe erupted into conflict once more and its navies were brought to bear against each other. World War II at Sea offers a global perspective, focusing on the major engagements and personalities and revealing both their scale and their interconnection.

Many have argued that World War II was dominated by naval operations; few have shown how and why this was the case. Symonds combines precision with story-telling verve, expertly illuminating not only the mechanics of large-scale warfare on (and below) the sea but offering wisdom into the nature of the war itself.

He will speak at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.

 

 

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