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An Afternoon with Historian and Author Tom Shachtman

Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Tom Shachtman, historian and author of the forthcoming book THE FOUNDING FORTUNES: How the Wealthy Paid for and Profited from America’s Revolution

In The Founding Fortunes, historian Tom Shachtman offers an in-depth look at a time when money became as vital as guns in securing victory in the American Revolution and establishing the new republic.

Tom Shachtman is the author of How the French Saved America, and many other histories, as well as documentaries for ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and BBC, and has taught at New York University and lectured at Harvard, Stanford, Georgia Tech, the Smithsonian, and the Library of Congress.  He is a former chairman of The Writers Room in Manhattan, a former trustee of the Connecticut Humanities Council, and an occasional columnist for the Lakeville Journal of Northwest Connecticut. Learn more at www.tomshachtman.com

Books will be for sale at this event, $25, cash or check payable to “Avon Library”

Co-sponsored by the Avon Library and Avon Historical Society

(snow date: Saturday 2/8/20, 1:30 pm)


Saturday, February 1, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Community Room
281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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