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Prominent Author Visits New Brunswick to Research New Book

Philbrick Visit
(L-R) New Brunswick Historical Association member Bob Slivka, Historical Association Chair Susan Mollica, Author Nathaniel Philbrick, Mayor Jim Cahill, Historical Association member Bob Belvin and City Administrator Daniel Torrisi.)

An acclaimed author visited our City this week to research New Brunswick history in preparation for his next book.

Nathaniel Philbrick is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of such historical nonfiction titles as “In the Heart of the Sea” and “Sea of Glory.”

His 2006 book “Mayflower” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History and the Los Angeles Times Book Award.

At the invitation of the New Brunswick Historical Association, Philbrick came to New Brunswick to gather research for his next book, which will focus on the travels of George Washington after the Revolutionary War. The Historical Association and its network of history researchers are assisting Philbrick with this endeavor.

Philbrick met with Mayor Cahill on Wednesday at City Hall, and in the company of members of the Historical Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution, toured several sites in New Brunswick and the surrounding area that were visited by Washington, including Buccleuch Mansion and Due Mari, former site of Cochrane’s Tavern.