Mount Auburn Book Club: Battle Cry of Freedom
Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here. The Book Club meets in Story Chapel on the second Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided.
Thursday, September 13: We will discuss the book upheld as the best single-volume history of the Civil War, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James McPherson (1988). In September 1862, the Civil War heated up with the bloodiest day of the war. Several men now buried at Mount Auburn died during the battle of Antietam. This Pulitzer Prize-winning book will help us to understand the war and remember the fallen during the Sesquicentennial of the second year of the conflict.
Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.