In the fall of 1944, a massive American bomber carrying eleven men vanished over the Pacific islands of Palau, leaving a trail of mysteries. According to mission reports from the Army Air Forces, the plane crashed in shallow water—but when investigators went to find it, the wreckage wasn’t there. Witnesses saw the crew parachute to safety, yet the airmen were never seen again. Some of their relatives whispered that they had returned to the United States in secret and lived in hiding. But they never explained why. For sixty years, the U.S.
The perspective of 15 years, painstaking research, thousands of interviews, extensive analysis and evaluation, and the creative talent of John Toland paint the epic struggle on an immense canvas...Toland writes with the authority of a man who was there...He tastes the bitterness of defeat of those who surrendered and writes as if he had the benefit of the eyes and ears of soldiers and generals on the other side of the line...If you could read only one book to understand generals and GIs and what their different wars were like this is the book - Chicago Sunday Tribune
Erik Larson intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly- discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.
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Agrisculptor Amy Lewis will be on hand all weekend as part of the Orange County Open Studio tour, and will present a special lecture on Adventures in Agrisculpture on both Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 at 2:00pm.
Join us for an eclectic mix of folk, blues, bluegrass and old-time string band music with the Ice Jammers: Diane Newlander on banjo, Diana Krautter and John Gebhards on mountain dulcimers, Anne Gayler on bass guitar, Roger Flaum and Peter Voletsky on guitar, Peter Segal on mandolin, Tim Denman on Cajun accordion and Frank Tetler on fiddle and mandolin. Diane Newlander will also entertain with Appalachian-style dancing!
Rhonda Denet teams up with Echoes of Sinatra vocalist Steve Kazlaskas for a show that brings audiences back to when these two legends in American music, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, brought crowds to their feet. This showcase features the music of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, George and Ira Gershwin and several other composers included in the Great American Songbook. Rhonda and Steve not only sing songs that were signature tunes for each artist, but also re-create the duets that were only performed for television specials and live stage
Turn a box into a car and go to the drive-in! Starting at 6:00pm, bring a box big enough for your child to sit in, decorate it and then enjoy a movie. We'll be showing Big Hero 6 (PG). Register beginning June 13 online or at the Children's Desk.