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Revolution is in the air this month at the 1699 Historic Winslow House in Marshfield

Author Tom Reiss’s reading is part of Winslow House’s summer series.
Author Tom Reiss’s reading is part of Winslow House’s summer series.

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The United States celebrates its Independence Day on Thursday, France has Bastille Day on July 14, Canada celebrated its Independence Day on July 1. Is it any surprise that the 1699 Historic Winslow House was inspired to put together a series of programs this month called “Revolutionary July”?

Going beyond national revolutions, the series will look at “all types of wide-reaching change that challenged people’s ideas on society, industry, or government,” according to its planners. It “will focus on moments and more importantly people who ultimately influenced history.”

Political and intellectual revolution will be in the air on Monday when best-selling author Tom Reiss tells the story of a forgotten hero whose remarkable life was the basis for the classic adventure tale “The Count of Monte Cristo.”

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