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Becky Akers on A New Look at Benedict Arnold: Traitor or Libertarian Hero

Join us on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. SHARP to hear Becky Akers speak on the topic "'Treason of the Blackest Dye!'--Or Was It? A New Look at Benedict Arnold, Libertarian Hero."

The event will take place in the Library of the Queens Pride House located at[masked]th Avenue, Suite 206, Jackson Heights, New York 11372.

ADMISSION FEE: $3.00 for Queens LP members; $5.00 for Non-Members.

If you are driving, arrive early to look for free street parking. There are also many 2-hour Muni-Meter spots and a nearby parking lot.

If you are coming by subway, use the IRT "7" Flushing Line and exit at 74th Street/Broadway. You can also use the IND "E", "F" or "R" Queens Blvd. Lines and exit at the Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Avenue stop.

If you get lost, call Dr. Tom Stevens on his cell phone at[masked]-7075.


Becky Akers is a free-lance writer and historian whose work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, Barron’s, the New York Post, American History Magazine, the Independent Review, Military History Magazine, the Ottawa Citizen,, and many other publications and websites.

M Genl B Arnold is her second novel. Though M Genl B Arnold is fiction, it factually, dramatically explores one of history’s biggest conundrums: why did Major General Benedict Arnold, the most ingenious, skilled and dedicated warrior of the American Revolution, suddenly turn his coat to side with the British Empire? Contemporary political enemies blamed Arnold’s treason on his being the greediest man ever, and historians seldom think outside that box. But Becky Akers’ original research reveals a very generous, committed libertarian who battled powerful American politicians hoping to overthrow the king so they could rule instead.

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    1 · February 8, 2014

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    I know the speaker.

    May 30, 2013

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