Noted Author to Discuss Latest Book 'The Greatest Brigade'

Tom Craughwell will give a talk and sign "The Greatest Brigade," about the Irish Brigades who served with Union forces during the Civil War June 4 at the Brookfield Historical Society.

Tom Craughwell, a noted author, will give a multi-media presentation followed by a book signing on his latest work, The Greatest Brigade.  

The program, sponsored by the Brookfield Historical Society, will take place on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m., June 4, 2012 in the Brookfield Museum, located at the intersection of Routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center.

Craughwell has written more than 25 books on history, religion, and popular culture.

The Greatest Brigade tells the story of how the famed Irish Brigade, which served with the Union forces, cleared the way to victory during the American Civil War.

Over the years Craughwell has written articles for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The American Spectator, U.S. News & World Report, Emmy magazine, and Inside the Vatican. He has also appeared on CNN, the BBC, FOX, EWTN, and the Discovery Channel.  

In 2009 the History Channel produced a documentary based his writing, The Stealing of Lincoln’s Body. In 2010 he was elected to the Board of advisors of The Lincoln Forum. For the past 19 years he has been self-employed as a writer working from his home in Bethel, Connecticut.

The talk is on June 4, 7:30 p.m. at Brookfield Historical Society, 165 Whisconier Road (Junction of Routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center). Admission is free.

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