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Robert Watson: Ghost Ship

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach
190 N. County Rd.
Palm Beach, FL 33480

Wednesday Night Live!

“The Ghost Ship: An Untold Story from History”
An Evening with Dr. Robert Watson

The most horrific struggle of the American Revolution occurred just 100 yards off New York, where more men died aboard a rotting prison ship than were lost to combat during the entirety of the war.

Moored off the coast of Brooklyn until the end of the war, the derelict ship, the HMS Jersey, was a living hell for thousands of Americans either captured by the British or accused of disloyalty.  This shocking event, much like the better-known Boston Massacre before it, ended up rallying public support for the war.

Dr. Robert Watson:

Robert Watson is a professor, author, media commentator and community activist. He has published more than 40 books and hundreds of scholarly articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia/reference essays.  A frequent media commentator, Watson has been interviewed thousands of times by local, national and international television, radio, print and online outlets including CNN, MSNBC, “Time,” “USA Today,” “The New York Times,” the BBC and others.

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The author will be signing copies of his book following his talk.

Books will be available for sale during the event.

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