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Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom

Submitted by Elizabeth Hart Malloy, Executive Director, HHS.

On April 14, 2018 best-selling author, Russell Shorto will discuss his new book, Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom, which weaves the stories of six historic figures during the American Revolution, including local Haddam legend and freed slave, Venture Smith. The book addresses the significance of individual freedom and rights and how they were the inspiration and catalyst for powerful change. The program will be held at the Haddam Fire Station No. 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Russell Shorto, author of the best seller “The Island at the Center of the World,” about the Dutch founding of Manhattan, has won numerous awards for his writing, and his books have been published in 14 languages. The New York Times review notes that with Revolution Song “Shorto artfully weaves the stories together and leaves it to the reader to draw conclusions.” Amy Chua, Tiger Mom author, stated “Brilliant, captivating and fast-paced, Revolution Song is a wonderfully original take on the American Revolution that reads like a thriller.” The Kirkus Review noted “Smith’s story is especially lively.”

The program, which is free and open to the public, is supported by a generous grant from Connecticut Humanities and sponsored by the Haddam Historical Society, East Haddam Historical Society and First Church Cemetery Association of East Haddam.

For additional information call 860-345-2400 or email [email protected]

The mission of the Haddam Historical Society is to preserve, collect, interpret and promote the history and heritage of Haddam for present and future generations.