Thursday, June 11, 2009

Nathanael Greene celebrated author giving free talk at RI Historical Society in Providence

Thursday, June 18, 6:30 pm, Gerald M. Carbone, will be giving a free talk called
"If These Walls Could Talk...Nathanael Greene: A Biography of the American Revolution"

In writing, Nathanael Greene: A Biography of the American Revolution, Gerald Carbone drew on his 25 years of research experience as a newspaper reporter to ferret out facts on this overlooked hero. Much of the book was previously published in serial form in the Providence Journal, and Carbone has been recognized as an expert on Greene by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, the University Club of Providence, and the RIHS.
When the Revolutionary War began, Nathanael Greene was a private in the militia, the lowest rank possible, yet he emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington's most gifted and dependable officer--celebrated as one of three most important generals. Upon taking command of America's Southern Army in 1780, Nathanael Greene was handed troops that consisted of 1,500 starving, nearly naked men. Gerald Carbone explains how within a year, the small worn-out army ran the British troops out of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina and into the final trap at Yorktown. Despite his huge military successes and tactical genius Greene's story has a dark side.
The lecture is at the RIHS at the John Brown House
52 Power Street
Providence RI
RSVP: Dalila Goulart at the RIHS: 401 331 8575 ext. 45 or email:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lindsay, Are you related?