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DAR dedicates memorial book to Toledo Library

October 7, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The Spinning Wheel Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in Marshalltown voted to give to the Toledo Public Library a book to honor four DAR members who passed away in 2011.

The gift honors: Margaret Anne Baker Cooper, Elizabeth Otterman Butler, Lois Gail Clarke Buskhol and Helen Roberta Moore Smith.

The selected book is entitled 1776 written by David McCullough, a Pulitzer Prize Winner, copyright 2005.

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A DAR program, 'Washington Crosses the Delaware, but, OH, what a Journey!' was presented at the first fall meeting, September 14, 2012 by Marge Ziskovsky who nominated the Toledo Public Library as this year's recipient.
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This stirring book tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence at a time when the whole American cause was riding on their success. If not successful, all hope of independence would have been dashed and the noble idea of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on a piece of paper.

Based on extensive research in both American and British Archives, 1776 is a powerful drama written with extraordinary narrative vitality.

At the center of the drama, General Washington and two young American Patriots who knew no more about war than what they read in books but who had the preposterous idea of hauling guns from Fort Ticonderoga overland to Boston in the dead of winter.



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