Come hear Scott Ridley, author of Morning of Fire: John Kendrick’s Daring American Odyssey in the Pacific, and learn about this Wareham-connected chapter of American history.
Thursday, May 23
Wareham Free Library, Marion Road (Route 6)
The event is FREE and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Wareham Library Foundation.
Following the talk, join the Foundation at a fundraising dinner featuring an interview with Mr. Ridley. Click here for ticket information.
Mr. Ridley, a resident of East Harwich, is descended from a long line of New England seafarers and ship builders. His articles have appeared in The Nation, New Republic, Newsday, and the Denver Post. He is co-author of America’s First Visit to Japan: Voyage of the Lady Washington and the Grace.
Author Nathaniel Philbrick has said Morning of Fire “brings to life a fascinating and largely forgotten episode in the United States’ early maritime history….”
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