Thursday, September 20, 2012

Great start to a new season of speakers

At our first meeting meeting, Dan Petach started off the fall schedule of Book Club presentations with a fascinating discussion of the Flying Tigers.  Included were pictures of Dan's uncle, Johnny "Pete" Petach and clips from video, FEI HU, The Story of the Flying Tigers which prompted the audience to ask many questions about this extraordinary group of pilots, Chennault, Vinegar Joe and their role in defeating the Japanese in China.  Many members of the Book Club showed up for this lecture, as attested by the lack of empty seats in the room!

Conversation also turned to General Wedemeyer and John McLaughlin, Moderator and founder of the New Jersey World War II Book Club, was pleased to announce that the Wall Street Journal had favorably reviewed his book, General Albert C. Wedemeyer, America's Unsung Strategist in World War II, "...he is to be applauded for shining a light on one of the least known U.S. commanders of the war."  To read the complete review, click here >>