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The Greatest Generation Meets
3rd Friday of the month from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
"The Greatest Generation” is a term coined by Tom Brokaw that pays tribute to the men and women who served our country, both overseas and at home, during World War II. If you are a member of this generation, or are interested in this period of history, join our discussion and share your ideas and experiences. 
Reserved copies of each month's selection are on hold at the Circulation Desk. Stop by to pick up your copy!
New members are always welcome. Harwich residents needing transportation should call the Council On Aging van at (508) 241-1566 by 11am the day before each Friday to make a reservation.
Upcoming Selections for 2017
March 17 Duty, a Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War by Bob Greene 
April 21 The rising tide: a novel of World War II by Jeff Shaara
May 19 The miracle of Dunkirk by Walter Lord
June 16 Nazi gold: the full story of the fifty-year Swiss-Nazi conspiracy to steal billions from Europe's Jews and Holocaust survivors by Tom Bower
July 21 The catcher was a spy: the mysterious life of Moe Berg by Nicholas Dawidoff
August 18 The greatest generation speaks: letters and reflections by Tom Brokaw 
September 15 Underground in Berlin: a young woman's extraordinary tale of survival in the heart of Nazi Germany by Marie Simon, translated by Anthea Bell
October 20 Finest Hour: the battle of Britain by Tim Clayton and Phil Craig
November 17 Infamy: the shocking story of the Japanese American internment in World War II by Richard Reeves
December 15 Return to Midway by Robert D. Ballard, and Rick Archbold 

Past 2017 Selections
January 20 And No Birds Sang by Farley Mowat
February 17 Berlin diaries, 1940-1945   by Marie Vassiltchikov
2016 Selections
January 15
 Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II by Vicki Croke

February 19 A Good Place to Hide: How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives During World War II by Grose, Peter
March 18 Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General by O'Reilly, Bill 
April 15 Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-boat Attack by Nagorski, Tom  
May 20  When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II by Manning, Molly Guptill 
June 17  Avenue of spies: a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family's heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris by Alex Kershaw 
July 15 Guest speaker Ingrid Stabins, author of Give Me Tomorrow: A Young Girl's Ordeals During the WWII Russian Invasion of Eastern Germany 
August 19 The Nazi officer's wife: how one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust by Edith, Hahn-Beer
September 16 Vanished: the sixty-year search for the missing men of World War II by Wil S. Hylton
October 21 The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman, and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945 by Michael R.Beschloss 
November 18 Farthest Field: an Indian Story of the Second World War by Raghu Karnad
December 16  My War by Andrew A. Rooney

2015 Selections
January 16  Ship of ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivorsby James D. Hornfischer
February 20  The Bedford Boys: One American Town’s Ultimate Sacrifice by Alex Kershaw
March 20  The Paris architect: a novel by Charles Belfoure
April 17 Engineers of Victory: The problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War by Paul M. Kennedy
May 15  The War Journal of Major Damon "Rocky" Gause by Damon Gause
July 17  When Paris went Dark:  The city of light under German occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald C. Rosbottom
August 21  Imprisoned: The betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II by Martin W. Sandler. AND/OR The train to Crystal City: FDR's secret prisoner exchange program and America's only family internment camp during World War II by Jan Jarboe Russell
September 18   Citizens of London: The Americans Who Stood With Britain In Its Darkest, Finest Hour by Lynne Olson
October 16  Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII by John Cornwell
November 20  Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley and Ron Powers
December 18  Wars End: An Eyewitness Account of America's Last Atomic Mission by Charles Sweeney, Marion K Antonucci and James A. Antonucci
2014 Selections 
2013 Selections