By Tamra Evans
Robert H. Steele, a businessman and former Congressman (2nd District CT) will speak at at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Ridgefield on September 17. Mr. Steele is the author of a novel, The Curse. In it he tells a story that connects an Indian massacre in 1637 with a political and cultural battle in the 1990’s over the building of a casino in Southeastern Connecticut.
Mr. Steele’s website introduces us the book and Mr. Steele’s background as follows:
With meticulous research concerning both Connecticut history and the impact of gambling, Mr. Steele wields historical details with firsthand knowledge of the 1990s gambling expansion to weave a tale of greed, politics and town and tribal conflict set in the fictional town of Sheffield, Connecticut.
Mr. Steele ‘s years as a public official and civic leader, as well as his deep roots in Connecticut—including two decades living on the edge of the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation—made him uniquely qualified to write this epic story. A graduate of Amherst College and Columbia University, he served in the CIA and Congress (2nd District, CT) and was a nominee for governor of Connecticut.
The Rotary Club of Ridgefield meets every Wednesday at 6:30 PM at Bartolo Restaurant. Rotary meetings are open to Rotarians from anywhere in the world and their guests.