Author Talk with Craig Nelson

july, 2023

18jul6:30 pm8:00 pmFeaturedAuthor Talk with Craig NelsonWashington Senior Center6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Washington Senior Center, 6 Bryan Hall Plaza, Washington Depot, CT 06794

Event Details

The Gunn Memorial Library is pleased to welcome author Craig Nelson for a discussion of his latest book, V is for Victory: Franklin Roosevelt’s American Revolution and the Triumph of World War II.

V is for Victory is a revelatory new account of a pivotal chapter in our nation’s history by New York Times bestselling historian Craig Nelson (Pearl Harbor, The First Heroes, Rocket Men). In lively and illuminating prose, Nelson explores how FDR won the support of an American public reluctant to go to war, and inspired government officials, industry leaders, and everyday citizens to work together to build the extraordinary “arsenal of democracy” that would ensure the Allies’ victory and safeguard the globe from the rising threat of fascism.

In this fascinating and deeply researched history, Nelson raises the curtains to show how FDR’s steady and clandestine operation to prepare the United States for war by redirecting raw materials towards defense, convincing top industrialists such as Edsel Ford to focus on the production of military equipment, and above all convincing the American public to make do with wartime shortages, contribute to the war effort, and sending their spouses and children into harm’s way, was the key to victory in World War II.

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Copies of this book will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Hickory Stick Bookshop.

Craig Nelson is the author of Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness and the New York Times bestseller, Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon, as well as several previous books, including The Age of Radiance (a PEN Award Finalist chosen as one of the year’s best books by NBC News, the American Institute of Physics, Kirkus Reviews, and FlavorWire), The First Heroes, Thomas Paine (winner of the Henry Adams Prize), and Let’s Get Lost (shortlisted for W.H. Smith’s Book of the Year). His writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, National Geographic, The New England Review, Popular Science, Reader’s Digest, and a host of other publications.


(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Washington Senior Center

6 Bryan Hall Plaza, Washington Depot, CT 06794


Gunn Memorial LibraryPhone: (860) 868-7586