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Fall Author Lecture Series Begins Saturday

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The annual Fall Author Lecture Series begins Saturday at Act 2 Book here.

Gordon Bond will appear on Saturday, Oct. 14. He’s the author of, “Man Failure, The Wreck of The Broker The Story of New Jersey’s Deadliest Train Wreck.” The book is the first in-depth examination of one of America’s worst rail disasters that left 85 dead and hundreds injured.

Mary Shafer wrote, “ Devastation on the Delaware: Stories and Images of the Deadly Flood of 1955,” an account of a deadly natural disaster that struck our region. This super storm left nearly 100 dead throughout the Delaware valley. She appears on Sunday, Oct. 15.

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Sunday, Oct. 29  will feature Book Collecting 101, “ A Primer and Introduction to Book Collecting.” This is a hands on, multi-media workshop on book collecting.

John Kuhl, “ Hunterdon County in the Civil War” features historian John Kuhl unfolding Hunterdon’s people and their stories relating to the Civil War. That’s on Sunday, Nov. 4/

Richard Cahill appears Saturday, Nov. 11. He’s the author of  “Hauptmann’s Ladder, A Step-by-Step Analysis of the Lindbergh Kidnapping .” The book is an  examination of the Lindbergh kidnapping . Cahill will also explore the significance of the Union Hotel to both the story of the trial as well as to the community of Flemington.

“As one of the oldest and few remaining independent bookstores in the region we are proud of our role in sponsoring our Fall Author Lecture Series,” said Act 2 Books’ founder Michael Uhde. “It provides a much needed forum to introduce the public to important work by local authors and indie publishers.”

Admission is free to each event. Attendees are encouraged to register ahead as space is limited. The authors’ works will be available for purchase and signing. All events start at 2 p.m. at Act 2 Books, 20 Turntable here. Refreshments will be served. More information is available by calling Act 2 Books at 908-968-3711 or by emailing the store. 

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