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Cos Cob Library – Book Wizards Book Club “Blades of Freedom” by Nathan Hale

May 20 @ 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Join us for a Book Club for those in grades 4-6! The book for discussion in May is Blades of Freedom by Nathan Hale.

“The Louisiana Purchase (1803) is today seen as one of history’s greatest bargains. But why did Napoleon Bonaparte sell this seemingly prosperous territory? At the time, France controlled Haiti, and there, slaves were used to harvest sugar. But in 1791, Toussaint Louverture led the largest slave uprising in human history, the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804). Napoleon had originally wanted to use Louisiana for trade, but with Haiti out of his control, Napoleon’s dream of making a French Empire in North America seemed doomed. So when Thomas Jefferson and James Madison tried to buy New Orleans, Napoleon sold them the whole Louisiana Territory. Filled with wild and true facts and Hale’s signature humor, this installment in the series takes readers on another action-packed adventure through history”

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Monday, May 20, 2024
4:30pm – 5:15pm
Cos Cob Library Community Room
  Book Discussion 


May 20
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
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Cos Cob Library
5 Sinawoy Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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