A Conversation With Nathaniel Philbrick Wednesday

King Philip's War Nathaniel Philbrick’s compelling account of the Pilgrims’ first desperate year in Plymouth and the pressures back home that inspired such an ill-conceived venture is interesting enough, but the story in Mayflower continues through to King Philip’s War, a conflict that consumed all of Rhode Island and nearly wiped Providence off the map. The author, a Brown grad, has been invited by the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University to speak this Wednesday about the process of writing in general but might be willing to field a few questions of local interest.

Nathaniel Philbrick, national book award winning author, will discuss his process of writing historical works, many of which challenge popular perspectives on historical events. Some of his most popular works include The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn; Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War; and In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. This colloquium will be lead by Steven Lubar, director of the Haffenreffer Museum and the John Nicholas Brown Center with opportunities for the audience to join the discussion. Select works will be available for purchase at the reception. This program is co-sponsored by the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.

The author’s latest work is The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Colloquium/book signing, Wednesday, 5:30pm to 6:30pm, open to the public, Rm 120, List Art Building, 64 College Street

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