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San Diego, California+1-858-273-1900
11 - Jun
(Nearby Event: Business, Family)
Where:WARWICKS, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, California, United States, 92037
On Tuesday, June 11th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Elizabeth Cobbs as she discusses and signs her new book, The Tubman Command. An award-winning novelist, historian, and documentary filmmaker, Elizabeth Cobbs is the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestselling novel, The Hamilton Affair, and The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers. Elizabeth earned her Ph.D. in American history at Stanford University. She holds the Melbern Glasscock Chair at Texas A&M University and is a Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. She lives in La Mesa, California. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

The Tubman Command brings Harriet Tubman to life at the moment of her greatest gamble. Cobbs, author of the bestselling The Hamilton Affair, has taken yet another iconic figure from American history and crafted a story rich in emotional depth and astonishing realism. With Tubman as the face of the campaign to put a famous American woman on the twenty-dollar bill by 2020, interest in her story has never been higher.

The rigors of the Underground Railroad have proven Tubman a whip-smart survivor, strategist, and escape artist. Recruited by the Union Army, the diminutive and inconspicuous spy known as “Moses” leads a team of black scouts up South Carolina’s Combahee River to find a hole in Southern defenses through which Union gunships can sail. Among them is one Samuel Heyward, a runaway who works his way into her guarded heart through his strength and devotion.

But danger abounds and each reconnaissance mission poses new threats. As Tubman searches for naval mines in the alligator infested river, she

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