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Wednesday, September 23rd at 7PM
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Join us for an evening with Long Island author, attorney, and environmentalist, Marian Lindberg, as she speaks about her new true crime and history book, Scandal on Plum Island: A Commander Becomes the Accused.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Order a SIGNED/BOOKPLATED copy of Scandal on Plum Island below!

In 1911, Major Benjamin Koehler and his sister, Sophia, both unmarried, came to live on Plum Island, NY, where Koehler took command of Fort Terry. "I know we will be happy," Sophia had written, but events did not turn out that way. In 1914, Ben Koehler made headlines across the nation when the Army accused him of "immoral conduct" and  "male degeneracy" -- code words of the day for homosexuality. 

A war veteran with 17 years of distinguished service, Koehler struggled to prove that the men who claimed he had groped them were lying in order to oust him because he had tried to curb their drinking, laziness, and bullying. But the accusers were smart, capitalizing on a new national obsession with gender norms. 

"A fascinating and unique tale that reads like a legal thriller," says #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille about Scandal on Plum Island. "Social justice meets true-life suspese. You can't put this one down!"

Lindberg will also talk about the effort to open Plum Island to public visitation after the federal government leaves the island in 2023. 

Marian Lindberg grew up on Long Island. In 2005 she began handling land preservation deals for the Nature Conservancy on Long Island. Her first book, The End of the Rainy Season: Discovering My Family's Hidden Past in Brazil investigated the truth behind the story of a family member's murder in the Amazon.

Scandal On Plum Island: A Commander Becomes the Accused Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732491274
Availability: Available and Ships as Soon as Possible.
Published: East End Press - June 2nd, 2020

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 7:00pm
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