Historic Newton’s March book selection is “William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic” by Alan Taylor. Focusing on William Cooper, father of James Fennimore Cooper and founder of Cooperstown, Alan Taylor has written a compelling and original social history of life and politics on the late 18th century New York frontier. Critically acclaimed, the book won both the Pulitzer Prize in History and the Bancroft Prize. The book club is free and open to the public. New members are always welcome.