Book Discussion on American Phoenix

Sarah Kilborne talked about her book American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, A Man Who Turned Disaster Into Destiny, in… read more

Sarah Kilborne talked about her book American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, A Man Who Turned Disaster Into Destiny, in which she recounted the business acumen of her great-great-grandfather, William Skinner, a textile manufacturer in the mid-nineteenth century. She talked about Skinner’s emigration from London and his career ascendancy from a worker in a silk mill to the owner of his own factory in the mill village of “Skinnerville.” In 1874 a dam burst near Skinnerville and destroyed the town and forced William Skinner to rebuild. Sarah Kilborne responded to questions from the audience at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont. close

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Book Discussion on American Phoenix

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Program ID:
309911-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Manchester Center, Vermont, United States
First Aired:
Dec 22, 2012
Last Aired:
Jan 5, 2013

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  • Dec 22, 2012 | 3:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 23, 2012 | 10:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 02, 2013 | 7:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 05, 2013 | 8:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
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