The Myth and Reality of Ethan Allen

A conversation with Christopher Wren about the myth and reality of Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, the subject of his new book, Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom.

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Christopher S. Wren retired from The New York Times after nearly twenty-nine years as a reporter, foreign correspondent, and editor. He headed the Times’ news bureaus in Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, Ottawa, and Johannesburg; covered the United Nations; and reported from the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East, China, Southeast Asia, Africa, South America, and Canada.

On his retirement he walked from Manhattan to Fairlee,Vermont, a journey chronicled in his book Walking to Vermont: From Times Square into the Green Mountains — a Homeward Adventure

He taught at Princeton University before coming to Dartmouth, where he is visiting professor in its Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program.

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