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    Andrew Lawler discusses THE SECRET TOKEN

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    When:
    Jun 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    2018-06-09T14:00:00-04:00
    2018-06-09T16:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    McIntyre's Books
    220 Market St
    Pittsboro, NC 27312
    USA
    Cost:
    Free
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    McIntyre's Books

    The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke is a sweeping account of America’s oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and what the Lost Colony reveals about America today.

    In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English settlement in the New World. But when the new colony’s leader returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers had vanished, leaving behind only a single clue–a “secret token” etched into a tree.

    What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? That question has consumed historians, archeologists, and amateur sleuths for four hundred years. In The Secret Token, Andrew Lawler sets out on a quest to determine the fate of the settlers, finding fresh leads as he encounters a host of characters obsessed with resolving the enigma. In the course of his journey, Lawler examines how the Lost Colony came to haunt our national consciousness.

    Incisive and absorbing, The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the Lost Colony and its fate, but of how its absence continues to define–and divide–America.

    Andrew Lawler is author of two books and more than a thousand newspaper and magazine articles. A contributing writer for Science and contributing editor for Archaeology, he has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and others. His work has appeared several times in The Best of Science and Nature Writing.

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