Historian Jared Frederick will be presenting his book, Dispatches of D-Day: A People’s History of the Normandy Invasion on June 14, 2022, at the Ohio County Public Library. Using 1944 newspaper accounts and letters as its foundation, Frederick’s book takes a fresh look at the events and emotions of the invasion, providing moving portraits of the soldiers and civilians who experienced what General Dwight D. Eisenhower called “the great crusade.” Frederick will be signing copies of his book after his talk.
In addition to being in-person in the Library auditorium, this program will be available to watch live onFacebook Live, on YouTube, and on the OCPL website's LWB Livestream page. Log into your Facebook or YouTube account during the program to leave questions for our presenters in the comments box. They will answer them during the live broadcast.
Tuesday | 2022 at noon
PRESENTER BIO: Jared Frederick is the author of numerous books, including Hang Tough and Fierce Valor. He has appeared on PBS, C-SPAN, and Turner Classic Movies. A former park ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park, Frederick is the host of Reel History on YouTube and currently serves as an Instructor of History at Penn State Altoona. Visit jaredfrederick.com to learn more.
FEATURED BOOK: "Dispatches of D-Day: A People's History of the Normandy Invasion" by Jared Frederick
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