Author Talk and Book Signing: Defiant Brides
Sunday, May 5, 2013
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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Listen to a discussion by Nancy Rubin Stuart, author of Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married, a 2013 selection of the History and Military Book Clubs and The Book of The Month Club.
Two wealthy teenagers defy their parents in the Revolutionary era by marrying political radicals, Benedict Arnold and Henry Knox. Benedict Arnold’s bride was the blonde Philadelphia belle, Peggy Shippen, “said to be the most beautiful woman in America.” Henry Knox’s wife was the stunning dark-eyed brunette Lucy Flucker, whose Loyalist family never spoke to her again. DEFIANT BRIDES captures how passion and marriage changed their lives of both young women -- one who assisted Arnold in his betrayal of America -- the other, who faithfully followed General Knox through the army camps of the Revolution while bearing and losing ten of young children.
Free, but advanced registration is required, call 212-923-8008 to register.