Victoria Johnson at the Hudson Library

The Hudson Library & Historical Society welcomes Victoria Johnson, who will discuss her latest book, American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic, a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction. The book uncovers the untold story of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr’s personal physician, whose dream to build America’s first botanical garden inspired the young Republic. Of the book, The New York Times Book Review says, “Did Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton leave you with an appetite for more? American Eden will not disappoint.... In her ambitious and entertaining book Johnson connects past to present. David Hosack’s garden may have been short-lived, but in our parks, gardens, medical practices and pharmacology, his efforts continue to bear fruit.”

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Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

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96 Library Street
Hudson, OH 44236
American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781631494192
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - June 5th, 2018

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