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World War II Massachusetts Book Talk with James Parr

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World War II Massachusetts Book Talk with James Parr

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for this free event! Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Over 500,000 Massachusetts residents answered the call to military duty in the Second World War, while the rest of the state’s citizens fought the war on the home front. Everyone in the family, including pets, found creative and essential ways to contribute.

Thousands worked in factories, volunteered for Civil Defense, watched for enemy aircraft, and took part in salvage collections and bond drives, all while dealing with rationing, blackouts, rumors and a host of other wartime inconveniences. And while thousands of service members left to fight overseas, the Bay State also welcomed thousands more to serve on its military bases that were such an important part of our nation’s defense.

Author James Parr reveals the stories of these brave and dedicated citizens–from the famous to the ordinary–as they faced wartime challenges.

James L. Parr taught elementary school for thirty-four years before retiring in June 2022. He is a longtime volunteer at several local historical organizations and community theater groups. This is Jim’s fourth book for The History Press


June 1
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Deb Horan
(508) 949-6232
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Booklovers’ Gourmet
72 East Main St
Webster, MA 01570 United States
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(508) 949-6232
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