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U-Boats So Close to Home: An American Family’s World War II Story of Survival and the U-boat that Attacked Them

Event Date:

April 18 @ 7:00 pm

Venue:

Chidsey Library
701 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236

Organizer:

Ruthmary Williams
941-361-2453
927rwilliams@gmail.com

Program Description:

In this multimedia presentation based on his book Above & Beyond, New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Tougias first chronicles the thirteen harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis and then outlines the decisions President Kennedy was forced to make. Special emphasis is given to the heroes of the crisis: the U-2 pilots who flew from Orlando to Cuba to secure the photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles. Few people realize that one of our pilots was shot down and killed by the Soviets. Tougias will also explain three other lesser known incidents that had us on the brink of nuclear war and a cover-up finally revealed by Venice FL resident and U-2 pilot Jerry McIlmoyle. ALL PRESENTATIONS ARE FREE TO MEMBERS, $5 PER PERSON TO THE PUBLIC.

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