WWII

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed May 8, 2013

"Flora" by Gail Godwin

    Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, 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.

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The Roundtable
11:50 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Listener Essay - A Man of Letters

  This Listener Essay by Barbara Redfield is entitled "A Man of Letters."

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed April 10, 2013

"Operation Storm" by John Geoghegan

    Operation Storm: Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II 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.

John Geoghegan has written extensively about aviation history, underwater exploration and marine engineering for The New York Times Science Section, Smithsonian Air & Space, WIRED, Popular Science, Aviation History, Military Heritage, Flight Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Magazine.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed March 27, 2013

"Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill" by Michael Shelden

    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.

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WAMC News
12:40 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

WWII author Kershaw to speak at Northshire on Pearl Harbor Day

Alex Kershaw and Alan Chartock

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 The Liberator, about one soldier’s 500-day march from Sicily to Dachau. Alex Kershaw spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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WAMC Speakers Corner
4:15 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Alex Kershaw and Robert Edsel

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.