BSB: Gail B. MacDonald (Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline) Book Signing

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with Gail B. MacDonald for her book Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline

About the Book

Gilded Age financier Morton F. Plant inherited his father’s transportation empire determined to improve his community. A dreamer eager to invest in innovative technology and grass-roots community causes alike, Plant’s influence ran deep on the Connecticut shoreline prior to World War I, and his legacy remains prominent. Plant’s summer mansion, Branford House, is one of southeastern Connecticut’s iconic landmarks. He was instrumental in founding the prestigious Connecticut College. And the Shennecossett Golf Club he developed as part of his summer resort is a popular public course. Gail Braccidiferro MacDonald brings to life this important figure in Connecticut history and demonstrates his long-reaching impact.

About the Author

Gail Braccidiferro MacDonald is an associate professor in residence in the journalism department at the University of Connecticut-Storrs. She is a former reporter for the Day of New London, Connecticut, and a veteran journalist whose work has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Hartford Courant, the Providence Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Rhode Island Monthly, American Artist and Vermont Life.

 
 
Event date: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
Bank Square Books
53 W Main St.
Mystic, CT 06355
Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline: Philanthropy in the Gilded Age Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467119832
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - August 7th, 2017

Gilded Age financier Morton F. Plant inherited his father's transportation empire determined to improve his community. A dreamer eager to invest in innovative technology and grass-roots community causes alike, Plant's influence ran deep on the Connecticut shoreline prior to World War I, and his legacy remains prominent.