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War in Paradise: World War II in Florida

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In the first weeks after Pearl Harbor pulled America into a two-front war, Germany’s U-Boats worked with impunity. Off Florida alone, they sank 24 ships. Some of Florida’s very features that attracted tourists made it a logical place for soldiers as well. The state, a strategic asset for its geography and climate, became an armed camp. Hotels turned into barracks, and hospitals, bases, and airfields increased from 8 to 172 by 1943. The sleepy southern state became one of the nation’s hotspots, and Florida would never be the same.

Eliot Kleinberg spent more than four decades as a reporter, including more than 33 years at The Palm Beach Post. In addition to covering local news, he wrote extensively about Florida and its history. He produced two history columns and more than a dozen books about the state. He also runs a blog on bad writing and how to fix it called Something Went Horribly Wrong.

Funding for this Florida Talks program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

November 9 @ 2:00 pm -
November 9 @ 3:30 pm

Other

Presenter Information:
Eliot Kleinberg, Author and Journalist
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
In-person

Event Contact:

Robert Burr
Phone:
(304) 439-1376

Event Venue:

Pinecrest Branch Library
5835 SW 111th Street
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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Venue Phone:
(304) 439-1376

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