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
The Non-Fiction Book Group will meet to decide on upcoming book selections for the group and how to gain new members. All are welcome!
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.
Books will be available for checkout; new members always welcome.
Attention, high school parents! It's NEVER too early to understand college financial aid. Learn how to understand your financial aid outlook, find out more about Expected Family Contribution, and other basics of financial aid. Presented by Elizabeth Levine from Signature College Counseling, of Central Valley, NY.
While driving out of the American embassy in Moscow on the evening of February 16, 1978, the chief of the CIA’s Moscow station heard a knock on his car window. A man on the curb handed him an envelope whose contents stunned U.S. intelligence: details of top-secret Soviet research and developments in military technology that were totally unknown to the United States. In the years that followed, the man, Adolf Tolkachev, an engineer in a Soviet military design bureau, used his high-level access to hand over tens of thousands of pages of technical secrets.
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.