WWII http://wamc.org en "Breaking The Code" At Barrington Stage http://wamc.org/post/breaking-code-barrington-stage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Breaking the Code</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by Hugh </span>Whitemore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is currently running on Barrington Stage Company’s </span>Boyd-Quinson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Mainstage<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in </span>Pittsfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, MA through August </span>2nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Starring Mark H. Dold and directed by Joe Calarco, <em>Breaking the Code</em> tells the true story of famed mathematician and computer science pioneer Alan Turing, who solved the German Enigma code during World War II, not knowing that, as a gay man, he’d fight a much harder personal battle at home.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95408 at http://wamc.org "Breaking The Code" At Barrington Stage "Flora" by Gail Godwin http://wamc.org/post/flora-gail-godwin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, <em>Flora</em>, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II. At three Helen lost her mother and the beloved grandmother who raised her has just died.A fiercely imaginative child, Helen is desperate to keep her house intact with all its ghosts and stories. Flora, her late mother's twenty-two-year old first cousin, who cries at the drop of a hat, is ardently determined to do her best for Helen. Their relationship and its fallout, played against a backdrop of a lost America will haunt Helen for the rest of her life.</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64170 at http://wamc.org "Flora" by Gail Godwin Listener Essay - A Man of Letters http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-man-letters <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Listener Essay by Barbara Redfield is entitled "A Man of Letters."</p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Barbara Redfield 62441 at http://wamc.org Listener Essay - A Man of Letters "Operation Storm" by John Geoghegan http://wamc.org/post/operation-storm-john-geoghegan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307464806/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0307464806&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Operation Storm: Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0307464806" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> tells the riveting true story of Japan's top secret plan to change the course of World War II using a squadron of mammoth submarines a generation ahead of their time.</p><p>John Geoghegan has written extensively about aviation history, underwater exploration and marine engineering for<em> The New York Times</em> Science Section, <em>Smithsonian Air &amp; Space</em>, <em>WIRED</em>, P<em>opular Science</em>, <em>Aviation History</em>, <em>Military Heritage</em>, <em>Flight Journal</em>&nbsp;and the <em>San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Magazine</em>.</p><p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61888 at http://wamc.org "Operation Storm" by John Geoghegan "Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill" by Michael Shelden http://wamc.org/post/young-titan-making-winston-churchill-michael-shelden <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In modern memory, Winston Churchill remains the man with the cigar and the equanimity among the ruins. Few can remember that at the age of 40, he was considered washed up, his best days behind him.</p><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 60818 at http://wamc.org "Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill" by Michael Shelden WWII author Kershaw to speak at Northshire on Pearl Harbor Day http://wamc.org/post/wwii-author-kershaw-speak-northshire-pearl-harbor-day <p></p><p>Williamstown, Massachusetts-based journalist and author Alex Kershaw will mark the anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a talk at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vermont Friday evening at 7. Kershaw will discuss his new book <em>The Liberator</em>, about one soldier’s 500-day march from Sicily to Dachau. Alex Kershaw spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:40:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 53407 at http://wamc.org WWII author Kershaw to speak at Northshire on Pearl Harbor Day Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Alex Kershaw and Robert Edsel http://wamc.org/post/alan-chartockin-conversation-alex-kershaw-and-robert-edsel <p>Host Alan Chartock is joined by World War II scholars and authors Robert Edsel and Alex Kershaw, who will lead tours of important sites in Europe in conjunction with the National World World II Museum over the coming months.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 20:15:35 +0000 Alan Chartock 38552 at http://wamc.org Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Alex Kershaw and Robert Edsel