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Lars Larson Radio Interview on The Noble Train

Posted by on May 20, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on Lars Larson Radio Interview on The Noble Train

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Kirkus Review of Henry Knox’s Noble Train

Posted by on May 19, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on Kirkus Review of Henry Knox’s Noble Train

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A retelling of an iconic episode in the American Revolution. Early in the revolution, still-good-guy Benedict Arnold teamed up with Ethan Allen to take the remote British fort at Ticonderoga, where hundreds of cannons were among the booty. Not many were serviceable, and then there was the matter of getting them to George Washington’s forces outside Boston. Enter Henry Knox (1750-1806), a young bookseller who, writes popular historian Hazelgrove, “simply could not read enough about what men constructed during times of war.” Knox was gifted at logistics and was an early convert to the cause of independence, and he managed to pull together a “noble train” of oxen, horses, and sledges to haul the useable cannons over ice-covered rivers, mountain ranges, and what the author calls “unchartered wilderness.” It was a formidable undertaking, full of peril, as Hazelgrove repeats in various formulations—e.g., “hours of painstaking effort in freezing water, ice, and snow”; “so they trudged on, men fighting the cold and the terrain as they bedded down at night with tents and warmed themselves by fires, drinking whiskey and smoking pipes…”

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101.7 FM Interview on Henry Knox’s Noble Train

Posted by on May 12, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on 101.7 FM Interview on Henry Knox’s Noble Train

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PUBLICATION RELEASE DAY FOR THE NOBLE TRAIN
Listen to 101.7 FM interview of the incredible story of a twenty five year old Boston Booksellers expedition to bring 60 tons of cannons to George Washington in 1775.
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HUB History Podcast Boston Stories The Noble Train

Posted by on May 11, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on HUB History Podcast Boston Stories The Noble Train

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KINDLE RELEASE OF THE NOBLE TRAIN TODAY!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on KINDLE RELEASE OF THE NOBLE TRAIN TODAY!

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The story of a twenty five year old Boston Bookseller who hauled 60 tons of cannons to George Washington in 1775 and changed the American Revolution

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Praise for William Hazelgrove’s Zoom Presentations

Posted by on Apr 17, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on Praise for William Hazelgrove’s Zoom Presentations

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William,

That was great! I will pass along the Amazon link for our participants and make sure our library purchases a copy. Thanks for an engaging and informative presentation.

Kristen McCallum
Adult Services Manager
Algonquin Area Public Library

It was great! You adapted the presentation well to the virtual environment and the slideshow was visually interesting without being overwhelming or difficult to parse.

Attendance was also good. We had 27 attendees total, and about 22 of them were present for the whole presentation which is a great retention rate for a virtual program.

I’ll be in touch when we want to schedule programs in the future!

Thank you,

Steffanie Cain

Adult Programming and Reference Librarian

Blue Island Public Library

William,

You’ve always been a prolific speaker — in person, on the radio, on tv, on YouTube — and I see that now you have scores of talks scheduled over the next several months that are all live and online.

The Cigar Society needs to update our speaker series to being online as well. Yours was the first one.

Your talk this last Tuesday went extraordinarily well, and I’m sure you’ve put extensive thought into ensuring that in your upcoming talks nothing will go wrong technologically and that the quality is high.

We’d like to ask you the favor of describing what you’ve done technologically, so that we can advise our upcoming speakers. I ask because, again, your talk went very well, and we’d like to develop guidelines so that our future speakers, most of them inexperienced in this sort of thing, can give technologically reliable and high-quality talks as well.

Thanks for your help.

Dr. Curtis Tuckey

Thursday Night History Night: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt

Posted by on Apr 17, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on Thursday Night History Night: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt

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ZOOM PRESENTATION HOW THE WILD WEST CREATED TEDDY ROOSEVELT

7pm CENTRAL APRIL 23RD!

He was born a city boy in Manhattan; but it wasn’t until he lived as a cattle rancher and deputy sheriff in the wild country of the Dakota Territory that Theodore Roosevelt became the man who would be president. “I have always said I would not have been president had it not been for my experience in North Dakota,” Roosevelt later wrote. It was in the “grim fairyland” of the Bad Lands that Roosevelt became acquainted with the ways of cowboys, Native Americans, trappers, thieves, and wild creatures–and it was there that his spirit was forged and tested.

In Forging a President, author William Hazelgrove uses Roosevelt’s own reflections to immerse readers in the formative seasons that America’s twenty-sixth president spent in “the broken country” of the Wild West.

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