The Albert Wisner Library in Warwick is set to host national bestselling author Russell Shorto to discuss his recent book, Revolution Song, on Wednesday, November 7 at 7 pm.
This narrative history looks back to the nation’s founding to see that people from different backgrounds had vastly different experiences of the Revolution years. Drawing on diaries, letters and autobiographies of both well known and obscure lives, Shorto resurrects their contrasting voices as they struggle through the social chaos of their day.
The book weaves together stories of an African man who freed himself and his family from slavery, an Iroquois leader trying to assure the survival of his people, a rebellious young woman who abandoned her abusive husband, a certain Mr. Washington admired for his social graces but also harshly criticized, and English and American politicians scrambling for position.
Copies of the book will be for sale and autographing following the talk. Registration is recommended; call the Library’s Help Desk at (845) 986-1047 option 3, or click here to reserve your seat. The Library is located at One McFarland Drive in Warwick.