Tuesday, September 11, 2012

My Book Talk in Schenectady, NY: October 13, 2012

On Saturday October 13th I will be giving a public lecture at the Grems-Doolittle Library in Schenectady, NY. The subject will be my book Longshore Soldiers, with a special focus on wartime Schenectady. In 1942 and 1943 my grandpa Cortland Hopkins welded tanks at the American Locomotive Company's Schenectady plant. Since publishing the book I met several other Schenectady natives who joined an Army port battalion and served in Normandy, just as Cortland did. The lecture will be a good opportunity to share their story.

Schenectady ALCO workers with a completed M4 Sherman tank.

This will be the only venue for my one-stop "book tour". I'm pleased that my talk and slide-show will take place so close to my own hometown of Rotterdam. If you can't make the event, then be sure to check out my blog posts on Schenectady in WWII and visit the new ALCO Musem.

Lecture Venue:
October 13, 2012, 2pm
Grems-Doolittle Library
32 Washington Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12305
tel: 518-374-0263

For more info on the event:
visit: SchenectadyHistory.net
call: 518-374-0263

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