Talk: Author Peggy Gavan

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Date(s) - 11/16/2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Add to my calendar

Greenwood Lake Public Library

The Greenwood Lake Public Library is very pleased to welcome back author Peggy Gavan to talk about her latest book The Cat Men of Gotham: Tales of Feline Friendships in Old New York, published May 2019. The nineteenth century was a rough time to be a stray cat in New York City. The city’s human residents dealt with feline overpopulation by gassing unwanted cats or tossing them in rivers. But a few lucky strays were found by a diverse array of men—including firemen, cops, athletes, and politicians—who rescued them from the streets and welcomed them into their homes and hearts. This book tells the stories of these heroic cat men of Gotham and their beloved feline companions. Among the forty-two profiles, many of these alley cats achieved renown as sports team mascots, artists’ muses, and even presidential pets. The book takes a journey through the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn, introducing tales of powerful men and their pussycats

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