Simsbury UMC
Friday, November 16, 2018
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.
Contact: Ross Fritschler

The Men’s Book Club’s next book title is “Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London by Eric D. Lehman. In September of 1781, Connecticut native Benedict Arnold and a force of 1,600 British soldiers and loyalists took Fort Griswold and burnt New London to the ground. The brutality of the invasion galvanized the new nation, and "Remember New London!" would become a rallying cry for troops. Homegrown Terror chronicles the events leading up to the attack and highlights this key transformation in Arnold--the point where he went from betraying his comrades to massacring his neighbors and destroying their homes. This defining incident forever marked him as a symbol of evil. Rethinking Benedict Arnold through the lens of this terrible episode, Lehman sheds light on the ethics of the dawning nation, and the way colonial America responded to betrayal and terror.

Please contact Ross Fritschler with any questions.

All men are welcome.
Next book discussion is scheduled for:
August 28@ 7:00 pm
At the home of Al D'Agosto