Delray Beach Public Library


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Dr. Watson Book Talk

Friday, March 4, 2022 1:00 pm

Dr. Watson Book Talk

Come and hear the esteemed Dr. Robert Watson present the research and stories behind his two most recent books at 1 pm on Friday, March 4th here at the Library.  The cost is $10 and advance registration and payment is required.  Print the confirmation or save it to your phone to show at the door.


Escape! The Story of the Confederacy's Infamous Libby Prison and the Civil War's Largest Jail Break

Provides the definitive account of the Confederacy’s infamous Libby Prison, site of the Civil War’s largest prison break. Libby Prison housed Union officers, high-profile foes of the Confederacy, and political prisoners. Watson captures the wretched conditions, cruel guards, and the story of the daring prison break, called “the most remarkable in American history.


George Washington’s Final Battle: The Epic Struggle to Build a Capital City and a Nation

Brings to life the tale of how the country's first president tirelessly advocated for a capital on the shores of the Potomac. Washington envisioned and had a direct role in planning many aspects of the city that would house the young republic. In doing so, he created a landmark that gave the fledgling democracy credibility, united a fractious country, and created a sense of American identity.


Books will be available for purchase from Murder on the Beach Bookstore at the event and Dr. Watson will be happy to sign them for you!

Organizer: Isabella Rowan