Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Witches, Rakes, and Rogues: True Stories of Scam, Scandal, Murder, and Mayhem, in Boston,1630-1775

Speaker: D. Brenton Simons

This lecture is based on Witches, Rakes, and Rogues: True Stories of Scam, Scandal, Murder, and Mayhem, in Boston, 1630-1775 , which is the third book by Simons. "What Simons has fashioned," wrote Bill Plante in The Salem News, ". . . is . . .
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an enticing, scholarly, entertaining, time-machine ride to an entirely believable and recognizable world just over the horizon, populated by those who lived with problems not much different than some we read about today." For more information on Witches, Rakes, and Rogues please visit www.bostonwitchcraft.com.

Note from the blog editor: I have read this book and it is quite interesting.

D. Brenton Simons
Brenton is the executive director of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (www.NewEnglandAncestors.org) in Boston, the nation's leading center for family and local history research since 1845. (NEHGS is the local host for the year's conference.) Simons is also the author of The Langhornes of Langhorne Park and the originator and co-editor of The Art of Family: Genealogical Artifacts in New England.

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