Adirondack Historian To Lecture In Columbia County


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Author Glenn Pearsall is set to speak about and sign his new fiction book, Leaves Torn Asunder on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 pm during a free event, open to the public, at the James Vanderpoel ‘House of History’ in Kinderhook, sponsored by the Columbia County Historical Society Volunteers.

Based on true events, Pearsall’s research included diaries, soldiers’ letters home, visits to Civil War battle sites and historical documents such as the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. One of the main characters in the novel is an outspoken abolitionist.

The fictional town of  Nobles Corners is based on Johnsburg, a town in the Southern Adirondacks. Pearsall researched the lives of several local men who fought in the Civil War, but didn’t want to write another book about “dates and statistics.” The challenge, with writing a novel, he said, was bringing the story to life through speech and mannerisms.

For more information about the author or book, click here.

The James Vanderpoel ‘House of History’ is located at 16 Broad Street, Kinderhook.

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