Frank Lavin at History Book Club
Join The Learned Owl Book Shop History Book Club on Sunday, March 19th, 2 p.m., when we welcome Frank Lavin, a Canton native and former U.S. ambassador to Singapore. The author will be bring his book "Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II". Mr. Lavin writes about his father Carl's adventures, in turn disarming and sobering. The story will appeal to general readers, veterans, educators, and students of the war. The book offers insight into the wartime career of a Jewish Ohioan in the military, from enlistment to training through overseas deployment. It reflects the emotions and the role of the individual in a war effort that too often considers human soldiers as interchangeable.
The History Book Club meets one Sunday a month at 2 p.m. at the shop, and is open to anyone interested in history. The group chooses a topic together and the members read any book about the topic and then share what they've learned at the meetings. There is no charge for this group.
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Carl Lavin was a high school senior when Pearl Harbor was attacked. The Canton, Ohio, native was eighteen when he enlisted, a decision that would take him with the US Army from training across the United States and Britain to combat with the 84th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge.