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Daytime Lecture

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 12:00 p.m.
Code: 1C0023

Grab your sandwich or salad and spend the noon hour with authors who share some nourishing food for thought as they talk about their newest books. The format is informal, the topics are timely, and there’s time to chat with each writer. Books are available for signing at the program.

Featured Writer: Rick Atkinson
Featured Book: The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944–1945 (Picador)

The conclusion to Atkinson’s #1 New York Times bestseller Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe follows the brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Operation Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and the final thrust to the heart of the Third Reich. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at every level, from presidents and generals to war-weary lieutenants and terrified teenage riflemen.



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