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Author of new biography of Dr. Joseph Warren coming to the Abbot Public Library

Posted by Susannah Blair  June 28, 2012 09:00 AM

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Beloved and famous in his time for his political and military exploits, Joseph Warren is now barely remembered as the hero of the Battle of Bunker Hill and as the person who sent Paul Revere on his iconic ride. No founding personality captured the aspirational vision and spirit of America, nor matched eloquent words with pragmatic actions that rose to the most dangerous occasion, than did Joseph Warren. Born in 1741, by the time he reached his 34th birthday, he had become a physician, politician, mason and soldier. He assumed leadership roles in these diverse domains. Rising to the needs of his times and to its challenges, he cast in words and actions a foundation for America’s future. 

forman.jpgJoin us at the Abbot Public Library on Wednesday, July 11th at 7:00 pm to hear Samuel Forman speak about his biography of Joseph Warren. Meticulously grounded in original scholarship, this ambitious project is the definitive biography of Dr. Joseph Warren. Making sense of the subject’s opaque eighteenth-century physician’s account books was a feat of both forensic analysis and medical historical scholarship. It was also the elusive key to understanding Joseph Warren’s life experiences. Scholar-physician Samuel A. Forman has used his capabilities in history, medicine, and business accounting combined with his enthusiasm for the topic to produce a volume worthy of its subject.

Samuel A. Forman is an historian, physician, educator, and businessman. He is the president of Oak and Ivy Health Systems, Inc. and a visiting scientist at the Harvard University School of Public Health. Throughout his successful careers as a physician, military officer, and businessman, he has published and lectured on historical topics impacting current issues. In his spare time he acts as company surgeon of the Lexington Minute Men historical reenactors.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Spirit of '76 Bookstore.
The Abbot Public Library is located at 235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. For additional information, please call 781-631- 1481, or consult the Library’s website at www.abbotlibrary.org.

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