Tuesday, March 24, 2015

David Kaiser to Speak at April Meeting

The next meeting of the World War II Book Club will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, as usual at the Millburn Library, 200 Glen Avenue Millburn, NJ.

David Kaiser - No End Save VictoryOur speaker will be David Kaiser who will lecture on his new book No End Save Victory - How FDR Led The Nation Into War. While Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first hundred days may be the most celebrated period of his presidency, the months before the attack on Pearl Harbor proved the most critical. Roosevelt skillfully navigated a host of challenges - a reluctant population, an unprepared military, and disagreements within his cabinet - to prepare the country for its inevitable confrontation with the Axis. In No End Save Victory, esteemed historian David Kaiser draws on extensive archival research to reveal the critical preparations that enabled the United States to win the Second World War. David Kaiser has taught history at Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, the Naval War College and Williams College. He is the author of seven books.

Dr. McLaughlin heard this lecture at the FDR Library and immediately booked Mr. Kaiser for the World War II Book Club. He is traveling from Watertown, Massachusetts to deliver this lecture. This is a lecture everyone will enjoy.

Read the New York Times review by Michael Beschloss »

Monday, March 9, 2015

Ronald Rosbottom at Words Bookstore - March 13

On Friday, March 13, at 8 p.m.,  Professor Ronald Rosbottom of Amherst College will present a lecture about his recently published book, When Paris Went Dark, at Words Bookstore located in Maplewood center at 179 Maplewood Avenue.

This book received glowing reviews and was on the long list for a national book award. Professor Rosbottom, drawing on a range of resources - memoirs, diaries, letters, archives, and interviews - evokes with stunning precision the detail of daily life in a city under occupation, the brave people who fought against the darkness, as well as those who collaborated with their occupiers.  Visit Words Bookstore for event details »