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when: 08/15/2017 | 07.00 PM h - 08.00 PM h  
Event title Boomtown, Portsmouth
Where: Wright Museum - Wolfeboro
Category: Special
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Tuesday, August 15, 7:00 – 8:00 pm  

“Boomtown, Portsmouth”

Author lecture and book signing by Rodney Watterson


Boomtown, Portsmouth is a fascinating look at how a global war changed one small New England city. There are many subplots within the story: a booming Navy yard; hordes of Immigrant workers; a flood of federal dollars; a burgeoning population, U-Boat threats, blackouts; a raucous liberty town; soaring VD rates, and much more.


After a Naval career steeped in submarine design and engineering, author Captain Rodney K. Watterson (USN Retired) shifted disciplines and earned a PhD in history from the University of NH. In addition to Boomtown, he has written two other books focusing on Portsmouth.

Location Wright Museum
City Wolfeboro
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