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5:30 pm
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How Iceland Inspires Lovers of the Written Word

March 16, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WBUR, 890 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States

This literary event celebrates Iceland’s rich storytelling culture with a discussion lead by Iceland’s First Lady, Eliza Reid. In addition to being first lady, Reid is also a Reykjavik-based writer and editor who co-founded the Iceland Writers Retreat, an annual gathering for published and aspiring writers. Iceland is one of the most popular destinations for

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6:00 pm

A Discussion of Harriet Tubman, Mary Surratt, and Rosemary Kennedy at the Boston Public Library

March 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boston Public Library, Copley Square
Boston, 02116 United States

In celebration of Women’s History Month, author and historian KATE CLIFFORD LARSON will discuss three American women who are the subjects of her critically acclaimed biographies: Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter (2015); The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln (2008); and Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an

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7:00 pm

American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution

March 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes Virginia Tech professor A. ROGER EKIRCH—author of Bound for America, Birthright, and At Day’s Close—for a discussion of his latest book, American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution. American Sanctuary begins in 1797 with the bloodiest mutiny ever suffered by the Royal Navy. One of the mutineers, Jonathan Robbins, had made his

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Rivals Unto the Death: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

March 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road
Newton Center, MA 02459 United States

Long-time history lover? Broadway musicals have you eager to know more? Newtownville Books welcomes all for this free event. The bestselling author of The Greatest Stories Never Told series RICK BEYER discusses the epic history of Hamilton and Burr’s illustrious and eccentric political careers and their fateful rivalry. The famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron

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