Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Videos Available on YouTube

Videos from the Book Club's last two meetings are available on YouTube:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Book Club Founder Died on January 7, 2017

John J. McLaughlin
The New Jersey World War II Book Club regrets to inform that its founder, Dr. John J. McLaughlin, died on January 7, 2017 after a brief illness.

Dr. McLaughlin's intelligence, avid curiosity and generosity will be sorely missed by all those who knew him.  His dedication to the Book Club was without peer.

For a full obituary, please click here »

Monday, January 9, 2017

January 11 Meeting Cancelled

The January 11, 2017 meeting of the NJ World War II Book Club has been cancelled.

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8,

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Pictures from the 2016 Christmas Party

Pictures from this year's holiday party at the Mayfair Farms are now available on Flickr, thanks to Nancy Webster.

View the album »

Monday, November 21, 2016

Holiday Party December 14

Don't forget to send in your check for the annual New Jersey World War II Book Club Holiday Party at Mayfair Farms on December 14.  Cocktails start being served at 6:30 p.m.

This year's dinner will include a lecture by Sarah Kaminsky, who will be arriving from France to speak about her book,  A Forger's Life based on the life of Adolfo Kaminsky, a master forger for the French Resistance during World War II. 

Join us at this special event by sending your check for $75 to:

Richard Schonberg, DMD
225 Millburn Avenue, Ste. 205
Millburn, NJ 07041

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

What's Coming Up

Next meeting - November 16

Author Karen Huntsberger discusses her book, Waiting for Peace, the true story of medic Richard Berkey during World War II:

Richard Berkey was a third year pre-med student at Indiana University when he received a letter from the draft board. He withdrew from college in November 1942 and answered the Army’s call. Equipped with more courage and compassion than medical supplies, he served as a combat medic with the 14th Armored Division, 68th Armored Infantry Battalion in France and Germany. During 1944-1945, he treated casualties in the field, lost friends from his unit and hometown, was wounded in action and was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. His journals reveal a sober and reflective young man, while his letters home are filled with humor and tenderness. The voices of Richard’s family and friends intertwine with his own framing a portrait of an American family during the defining event of the twentieth century.  - Amazon.com

A few changes to our schedule

In the spirit of the times, the New Jersey World War II Book Club has a few changes to make to our previous schedule:

December 14 - Christmas Party

Our guest speaker will be Sarah Kaminsky, lecturing on her book, Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger's Life. She is coming from France to lecture here in New Jersey, and her father was one of the most important forgers for the French Resistance in WWII. Dr. Fogelsong, who was previously scheduled to speak at our annual celebration, has consented to lecture on February 8, 2017.

January 11 - Cathryn Prince
The author of Shot from the Sky: American POW's in Switzerland will return to the Book Club to discuss her latest book about the American flyers shot down and interned by neutral Switzerland during World War II.  

February 8 - Dr. Fogelsong
"Harry S. Truman and the Origins of the Cold War."

March 8 -  Patty Chappine
"The Holocaust"

April 6 (Thursday) - Seth Meyerowitz
"The Lost Airman" 

May 10 -Susan L. Carruthers
The Good Occupation: American Soldiers and the Hazards of Peace

June 14 - Bruce Tucker

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The October lecture by James Duffy on his book The War at the End of the World is now online on You Tube.  View the video »

REMINDER: Bonus lecture at the Millburn Library on November 7 at 7 p.m. - Michael Tougias, author of The Finest Hours.