Matthew Langdon Cost, author of "Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War: At Every Hazard", Thursday, September 10, 6:30 PM, at the Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main Street, Cumberland.
Matthew Langdon Cost will read from and discuss his recently released historical novel.
Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War: At Every Hazard
is about one of the Civil War's genuine heroes, a college professor with no formal military training who, together with a small company of men, turned the tide of the battle and the war with a bayonet charge at Gettysburg. The story begins with a ferocious battle scene that orphans fourteen-year-old Emmett Collins, who joins Chamberlain and the 20th Maine as they embark for war in the late summer of 1862.
Matthew Landon Cost, a former History teacher, has also authored "Mainely Power" and "Mainely Fear"; he lives in Brunswick.
For more information, please call the library at 829-2215. Refreshments will be served.