Philbrick Talk — Unitarian Church

(12.12) Author Nathaniel Philbrick, Brown class of ’78, will be in town Thursday evening to discuss his latest book, “In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown.” From the Washington Post:

Philbrick is a master of narrative, and he does not disappoint as he provides a meticulous and often hair-raising account of a naval war between France and England and a land war that pitted American and French troops against British regulars and Loyalist volunteers.

The Providence Athenæum will be hosting but due to high demand, this program will take place at the First Unitarian Church, just down the street from the library. All attendees are invited to visit the Athenæum for a pre-program reception before taking their seats at the church.

He joins us to discuss his newest book In the Hurricane’s Eye. Recognized today as one of the most important naval engagements in the history of the world, the Battle of the Chesapeake – fought without a single American ship – made the subsequent victory of the Americans at Yorktown a virtual inevitability. Book signing to follow.

Members and their guests: $15. Non-members: $30. Go here for tickets.

5-5:45pm: Pre-program reception at the Providence Athenæum

6-7:15pm: Nathaniel Philbrick at the First Unitarian Church, followed by Q&A

7:15-8pm: Book sale and signing in the Atrium of the First Unitarian Church

Guests must check in with staff for entry at both locations. Tickets required. Members $15/non-members $30.

6pm to 8pm, Thursday, December 12, First Unitarian Church, 1 Benevolent Street, (directions)

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