Noble Horizons and the Salisbury Association will host author and professor Eric D. Lehman who will discuss his newest book, “Connecticut Vanguards: Historic Trailblazers and their Legacies.”
Lehman is a long time historian of CT and his book chronicles the lives of two dozen men and women whose inventive spirit and drive left their marks on CT and the world as a whole. Some of the state’s natives, like Eli Whitney and Charles Goodyear, pioneered inventions that resonate today; others like Helen Keller championed the rights of the underprivileged while Frederick Law Olmsted, Audrey Hepburn and P.T. Barnum changed our perception of the world.
Lehman is the author of twelve books of history, travel, and fiction, including Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P.T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity, which won the Henry Russell Hitchcock Award from the Victorian Society of America and was chosen as one of the American Library Association’s outstanding university press books of the year. His 2016 book Shadows of Paris was chosen as novella of the year from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, earned a silver medal in Romance from the Foreword Review Indie Book Awards, and was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award. He teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Bridgeport.
Friday, October 26, 1 pm
17 Cobble Road