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History Book Festival Presents Jeff Shaara | The Eagle's Claw

History Book Festival Presents Jeff Shaara | The Eagle's Claw


In collaboration with the History Book Festival, join us for a talk with Jeff Shaara, author of The Eagle's Claw: A Novel of the Battle of Midway, an offering of the 2021 virtual History Book Festival. Joining Jeff in conversation is author Ed Ruggero.

Picking up where To Wake the Giant: A Novel of Pearl Harbor left off, Jeff Shaara transports readers to the spring of 1942, when U.S. Navy Commander Joe Rochefort cracks the Japanese military encryption. Now Admiral Chester Nimitz will know precisely what the Japanese are planning. But the battle to counter those plans must still be fought. Shaara describes the conflict through the eyes of both U.S. forces and the Japanese, who have no idea that the Americans are anticipating their every move. Ultimately, the Battle of Midway will change not only the outcome of a war but the course of global history.

Jeff Shaara is the author of several bestselling historical novels, including Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure — two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father’s Pulitzer Prize–winning classic, The Killer Angels. He received the American Library Association’s William Young Boyd Award for Excellence in Military Fiction for Gods and Generals; his World War I story, To The Last Man; and The Frozen Hours, about the Korean War.

Ed Ruggero is a West Point graduate and former Army officer who has written fiction, military history, and titles on leadership. His World War II novel Blame the Dead was featured at the 2020 History Book Festival; a sequel, Comes the War, was released in February 2021.

We invite you to support the author by purchasing copy of their book from Browseabout Books. Call-in orders are accepted at (302) 226-2665 or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes with a signed bookplate.

NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.

If you have need assistance with registration or getting your Zoom invitation, please email the History Book Festival.

Basic written instructions for using Zoom may be found here and a brief video tutorial may be found here. Closed captioning is available for this session. Information on enabling closed captioning in Zoom may be found here.

This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
5:00pm - 6:00pm Eastern Time
Lewes Public Library
  Adults     Older Adults  
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