Alison O’Leary to discuss her World War II non-fiction book called: So Close to Home

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Alison O’Leary to discuss her World War II non-fiction book called: So Close to Home

Local author to come to Milton Public Library

There will be an author talk by Alison O’Leary, on Tuesday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m., about her World War II non-fiction book called: So Close to Home (c2017), which was co-authored with Michael Tougias. This story is about a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico, on May 19, 1942, which stalked its prey 50 miles from New Orleans. It set its sights on the freighter Heredia with 62 souls on board, most of which were merchant seamen, but there were also many civilians, fast asleep in their berths. The Downs family had no idea that two torpedoes were heading their way. Ms. O’Leary is a journalist and former Boston Globe correspondent and editor. Come and hear this fascinating presentation, where copies of the book will be for sale.

For more information:

All of these programs will be held in the Keys Community Room, unless otherwise specified here, and are free and open to the public. They are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and for more information contact Jean Hlady, Head of Reference, at 617-698-5757, x.3 or go to www.miltonlibrary.org. Please come visit the Library this May!

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