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Needham Historical Society to hold program on life of American Revolution strategist

Posted by Evan Allen  November 12, 2012 11:51 AM

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A local author will present her historical novel about George Washington’s right-hand-man, Nathanael Greene, at the Needham Historical Society on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m.

Janet Uhlar, author of Freedom’s Cost: The Story of Nathanael Greene, will present the story of the life of the man who was chosen to lead the Continental Army in the event that Washington was killed, injured or taken captive.

Her book calls Greene the strategist of the American Revolution. He was born and raised a Quaker, promoted to brigadier general, and became Washington’s confidant and close friend. Greene led his men into more battles than any other general officer.

Still, Greene's story is not well-known, and Uhlar aims to fill in the blanks.

Uhlar is also the author of Liberty’s Martyr: The Story of Dr. Joseph Warren.

The program on Sunday is sponsored by the Col. William McIntosh Chapter, NSDAR and the Needham Historical Society. The society is located at 1147 Central Avenue in Needham. The program is free and open to the public.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com

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