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The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn

By Robert P. Watson

A Diane & Barry Wilen Jewish Book Festival Event 

Monday, April 2 | 7:30 p.m.

The most horrific struggle of the American Revolution occurred just 100 yards off New York’s Brooklyn coast, where more men died aboard the rotting and derelict ship, HMS Jersey, than were lost to combat during the entire war. This floating prison was a living hell for thousands of Americans. Through extensive research from hundreds of accounts, Robert P. Watson follows the lives and ordeals of the ship’s few survivors to tell the astonishing story of the cursed ship that killed thousands yet helped secure victory in the fight for independence.


Robert P. Watson, Ph.D., a prominent historian, award-winning author and popular lecturer, returns to the J with two thought-provoking programs. Watson has published over 36 books and has been interviewed by news outlets, nationally and internationally, and serves as the political analyst for WPTV 5 (NBC) in Florida.


Cost: DPJCC Members $10 | Community $12

To register, call 954-434-0499, ext. 336