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Author Nathaniel Philbrick To Speak At Bronxville Lecture

Best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick will be the guest speaker for The Bronxville Historical Conservancy's annual Brendan Gill Community Lecture in March.
Best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick will be the guest speaker for The Bronxville Historical Conservancy's annual Brendan Gill Community Lecture in March. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- The Bronxville Historical Conservancy will host the Brendan Gill Community Lecture in March.

The 16th Annual Brendan Gill Community Lecture is set to start at 8 p.m. Friday, Mar. 7 in the Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts on the campus of Concordia College. New York Times Best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick will be the guest speaker for the event. Philbrick's "In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex" won the National Book Award in 2000.

"Philbrick's most recent book, 'Bunker Hill: A City, a Siege, a Revolution,' chronicles the cradle of American Revolution, Boston in its action-packed years of 1771 to 1776," representatives said. "Reviewers have called Bunker Hill 'popular history at its best' and a book 'that resonates with leadership lessons for all times,' dubbing Philbrick an author with a 'fine sense of the ambitions that drive people in war and politics.'"

Philbrick's writing has also appeared in Vanity Fair, the New York Times Book Review, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe.

Previous Brendan Gill lecturers have included architecture critic Paul Goldberger; author George Plimpton; environmentalist Robert Kennedy, Jr.; preservationist Richard Jenrette; museum director Robert Macdonald; biographer Walter Isaacson; author and Civil War expert James McPherson; historian David Halberstam; author Russell Shorto; biographer Robert Caro; JFK's legendary speechwriter, Theodore Sorenson; noted Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer; journalist and author Cokie Roberts; historian Kenneth Jackson; and Jefferson biographer Jon Meacham.

The lecture is free and open to the public. To confirm attendance and the number in your party, residents are asked to RSVP by calling 914-395-1052 or sending an email to gill@b-h-c.org.

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