Wednesday, November 9, 2016
What's Coming Up
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
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