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Virtual Book Club - Gibson

Monday, December 6, 2021, 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
from your computer!

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Jane B Boynton
BMAV Event
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Author Michael Gibson will speak on his novel "Leaving Pontotoc County: The Odyssey of Two Young Women in World War II", written after 11 years of intense historical research and writing. The book has two central themes: (1) the critical role that women played in the War (one of the great untold stories of American history); and (2) the tragic legacy of the Ku Klux Klan massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921.

“An unusually gripping narrative of the heroism, struggles and passions throughout the perils of WWII.” — Carl Baker, author of 14 Days In July 

“Gibson's twin novels, The Broomcorn Field and Leaving Pontotoc County, serve as bookends of World War II—historically accurate, large in scope, driving in their presentation, and a pleasure to read. It is not easy to capture the essence of either the U.S. Military's struggles nor the role of women during the same war, but Gibson has achieved it with aplomb.” — Lee H. Whittlesey, Historian, Yellowstone National Park National Park Service (retired) and author of Death in Yellowstone.

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