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“The Imposter’s War” Book Talk with Mark Arsenault

Providence, RI–12/22/2021– . (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

The Rhode Island Historical Society will host Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Arsenault on Wednesday, April 27th, at 6 p.m., with a program exploring the shocking history of the espionage and infiltration of American media during World War I and the man who exposed it.

Arsenault will discuss his newest book The Imposter’s War in which he uncovers the story of Providence Journal Editor John Revelstoke Rathom and his attempts to expel German diplomats and expose sensational plots of espionage and intrigue—or so he claimed. The tale deepens with accounts of false identity and fraud. The program will be hosted at the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Aldrich House in Providence. Tickets are free and are available at rihs.org.

Arsenault has covered national politics and gambling with the Providence Journal and worked on Spotlight Team investigations as a staff reporter for the Boston Globe, which won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing. This is his first nonfiction book.


Apr 27, 2022
6:00 pm
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