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Book Club To Discuss “American Eden” on November 19

October 7, 2019 Book Club No Comments

The Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Book Club will meet on Tuesday November 19 to discuss American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic, by Victoria Johnson.

We’ll meet at 7 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

David Hosack is today best known as the doctor present at the duel of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, but he was also a noted botanist, scientist, and medical researcher who oversaw the first public botanical garden in the new Republic.

Victoria Johnson’s engaging biography of Hosack was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History, as well as a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Nonfiction. The Library Journal describes the work as “a brilliant evocation of a man and his time.”

As always, all are welcome at our discussion, even if you haven’t read the book.

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