Revolutionary War: Fiction & Horrific Fact

Wed. March 21, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

City Council Chambers

605 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Charles McRaven (The Rifling) and Robert Watson (The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn) discuss their recent books, a novel with a Revolutionary War basis, and an astonishing true story of thousands of Americans imprisoned, and killed, on the HMS Jersey, a prisoner of war ship.

Why should you attend?

“A novel within a novel that’s well worth a read.” – Kirkus Reviews

The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn brings to life the hell on water that thousands of prisoners were forced to endure during the American Revolutionary War. Through these untold stories, Robert Watson recounts the horrors inflicted aboard the HMS Jersey, remembers the courageous spirit of its captives, and ensures the memory of these American Patriots will never be forgotten.”—Senator John McCain (R-AZ), former Navy pilot and Vietnam POW