The next meeting of the NJ World War II Book Club will be on Tuesday, February 19, 7 p.m., at the Millburn Library. William B. Rogers, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the Casperson School of Graduate Studies at Drew University will be our guest lecturer. Dr. Rogers will lecture on the Conflict in the Pacific during World War II. Dr. Rogers was John McLaughlin's dissertation advisor at Drew and inspired John to expand his dissertation into a book length biography of General Wedemeyer. Dr. Rogers and John are currently working on a day long seminar on China in World War II which which will be jointly sponsored by Drew University and the World War II Book Club. The conference will take place in November 2013. More details will be provided when the date is selected and the speakers are named.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Next Meeting Tuesday January 15, 2013The next meeting of the World War II Book Club will be Tuesday January 15, 2013, as usual at the Millburn Library commencing at 7PM. Our speaker will John W. Lanza, author of the acclaimed Shot Down Over Italy-A True Story of Courage and Survival in Nazi-occupied Italy during World War II.
The stories of the fate of the airmen remained a mystery for many years. Lanza, after a long search in an effort to locate relatives of the survivors of the crash, and a trip to the crash site in Italy, was able to piece together a captivating true story with many fascinating aspects, including a pilot who put his crew's safety above his own, airmen who trusted partisans with their lives and airmen who as prisoners of war survived inhumane conditions.
View Pictures of Our MeetingsAs usual our hard working photographer Sharon Austin has done an outstanding job of taking pictures at our Holiday Party, and at our meetings. The pictures can be seen by going to the following web site: