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Supported in part by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant, thirteen libraries, three schools, and the independent book store in the Mount Washington Valley will hold discussions about the ethical and cultural questions raised in The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescues by Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman. Events include programs on rescues in the White Mountains, the history of the U.S. Coast Guard, and two showings of the book-based film, The Finest Hours (2016 Walt Disney Pictures). On October 19 at the Madison Library, Margherita Desy, a U.S. Navy historian tells of the rich history of the USS Constitution and the latest efforts to restore the oldest ship in the U.S. Navy. Michael Tougias speaks Thursday, October 27 at Loynd Auditorium, Kennett High School. Visit www.onebookonevalley.wordpress.com.
New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.