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Gold Coast Warriors: The North Shore Elite and First World War

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Lectures

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Adults
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Based on the newly published, Long Island's Gold Coast Elite and the Great War, the program will explore how the leading families of the North Shore, through a potent combination of ethnic background, social status, clear eyed geopolitical calculation, and financial self-interest mobilized to support the Allies at the outbreak of war in 1914. Presented by Richard F. Welch, a former American History professor at Long Island University and Farmingdale State College,  and the author of numerous articles and reviews, will reveal the little-known facts about the rich and famous and their participation in the war effort.