Author Russell Shorto is set to speak at the Brentwood Public Library, on Long Island, about his new book Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom, on Sunday, April 15th.
The book explores the lives of six historical figures, including Cornplanter, the Seneca Indian warrior; Venture Smith who freed himself and his family from slavery; and Margaret Moncrieffe Coghlan, a rebellious young woman who abandoned her abusive husband.
They are all linked by their connections to George Washington.
Russell Shorto has authored several noted earlier works of history including The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and The Forgotten Colony that Shaped America, Descartes’ Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason, and Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City.
Other authors and historians who have spoken at the Brentwood Public Library have included, Natalie Naylor (Women in Long Island’s Past: A History of Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives), Eric Burns (The Golden Lad: The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt), and Bill Bleyer (Fire Island Lighthouse: Long Island’s Welcoming Beacon).
Brentwood Public Library is located at 37 Second Avenue, Brentwood. For more information, visit their website.