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Philip McFarland at The Fells

Please join us at The Fells / Hay Estate, as the bookseller

 

Friday June 22 at 3 pm

 

as author Philip McFarland presents his fascinating book

 

John Hay, Friend of Giants:  The Man and Life connecting Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Henry James, and Theodore Roosevelt

 

Mark Twain believed that John Hay was "the only one of whom the entire nation is proud. Proud and thankful." Theodore Roosevelt once said of John Hay, "he was the most delightful man to talk to I ever met, for in his conversation he continually made out of hand those delightful epigrammatic remarks which we would all like to make."  We are pleased to welcome author and historian Philip McFarland back to The Fells. Mr. McFarland will speak about his recently published book, John Hay, Friend of Giants; the Man and Life Connecting Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Henry James, and Theodore Roosevelt. The presentation will take place on the Veranda of the Main House. Members: $10, non-members: $15. Advanced registration is requested, though walk-ins are welcome. Register online here or call 603-763-4789 ext 3.

Philip McFarland was born in Birmingham, Alabama, where he attended public schools before entering Phillips Exeter Academy. He majored in history at Oberlin College, served for 3 1/2 years in the U.S. Navy, then took a degree in English at Cambridge University. He now lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. His most recent book, which Rowman and Littlefield Publishers brought out in March 2017, is JOHN HAY, FRIEND OF GIANTS: THE MAN AND THE LIFE CONNECTING ABRAHAM LINCOLN, MARK TWAIN, HENRY JAMES, AND THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Other titles by Mr. McFarland are MARK TWAIN AND THE COLONEL, LOVES OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, HAWTHORNE IN CONCORD, THE BRAVE BOSTONIANS, SEA DANGERS, AND SOJOURNER.

Event date: 
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens
456 New Hampshire 103A
Newbury, NH 03255
John Hay, Friend of Giants: The Man and Life Connecting Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Henry James, and Theodore Roosevelt Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781442222816
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - March 15th, 2017

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