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10/26/2020 06:00 PM
10/26/2020 07:00 PM
VIRTUAL: The Noble Train (author talk)
Join us for a special zoom presentation by local author William Hazelgrove on his latest narrative non-fiction book, Henry Knox's Noble Train: The Story of a Boston Bookseller's Heroic Expedition That Saved the American Revolution.
During the brutal winter of 1775-1776, an untested Boston bookseller named Henry Knox commandeered an oxen train hauling sixty tons of cannons and other artillery from Fort Ticonderoga near the Canadian border. He and his men journeyed some three hundred miles south and east over frozen, often-treacherous terrain to supply George Washington for his attack of British troops occupying Boston. The result was the British surrender of Boston and the first major victory for the Colonial Army. This is one of the great stories of the American Revolution, still little known by comparison with the more famous battles of Concord, Lexington, and Bunker Hill. An exciting tale of daunting odds and undaunted determination highlighting a pivotal episode that changed history.
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