New Hampshire War Monuments, with Kathleen Bailey and Sheila Bailey

Thursday, August 11th, 2022, 6:30 pm.

Kathleen Bailey and Sheila Bailey visit Gibson's Bookstore to present their book digging into the heartbreaking history and backstories of some of the statues and plaques dotting NH's cities and landscapes, New Hampshire War Monuments: The Stories Behind the Stones

A heartbroken Danish sculptor gives a gift without measure to the town where his late wife enjoyed summers. A daughter pays tribute to her father, killed in the War Between the States. A father’s mourning for his son, lost at sea in the Second World War, becomes a symbol of hope for all of New Hampshire

These are just some of the stories in New Hampshire War Monuments: The Stories Behind the Stones. The book explores the stories behind New Hampshire’s war monuments, memorials and other tributes to her war dead. From the border with Canada to the border with Massachusetts, we’ll look at the way the Granite State honors those who made the supreme sacrifice.

The book is dedicated to the Five Manchester Guardsmen, five young men from the West Side killed in Vietnam on the same day.

The book is by Kathleen D. Bailey, with photos by Sheila R. Bailey. The authors previously collaborated on Past and Present Exeter.

Kathleen Bailey is a native of Concord and has spent 35 years in journalism, with bylines from the Union Leader, Exeter News-Letter, Nutfield News and Londonderry Times. She is the author of several historical fiction titles with Pelican/White Rose Publishing.

Sheila Bailey is a freelance photographer living in Concord.

Masks are strongly encouraged but no longer required for vaccinated attendees. We can’t predict the future course of the pandemic, so Gibson’s reserves the right to institute masking and/or vaccination rules for this event as circumstances dictate.

If you cannot make this event, signed copies of New Hampshire War Monuments may be ordered from the Gibson's Bookstore website.

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Event date: 
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
New Hampshire War Monuments: The Stories Behind the Stones (Landmarks) By Kathleen D. Bailey, Sheila R. Bailey, Senator Maggie Hassan (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467151184
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - August 8th, 2022

Exeter (Past and Present) By Kathleen D. Bailey, Sheila R. Bailey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467107518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - September 20th, 2021

Exeter, New Hampshire's history mirrors that of the country. Founded by a minister searching for religious freedom, the town played a part in the American Revolution and birthed notable sons and daughters with worldwide impacts. But to those residents and current ones, Exeter is simply home.