Bataan Survivor: Book Talk with Frank Blazich Jr.

Book Talk with Frank Blazich Jr. Editor of Bataan Survivor. A firsthand account of Col. David Hardee, an American POW, June 24, 2017 11:00 a.m. Archives and History/State Library Building Auditorium 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC
Description:

Join the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ State Library of North Carolina, State Archives of North Carolina, and North Carolina Museum of History for a book talk given by noted historian, speaker, and author of Bataan Survivor, Frank A. Blazich Jr. This free event will take place in the auditorium of the Archives and History/State Library Building at 109 E. Jones Street in Raleigh on Saturday, June 24th at 11:00 a.m. Immediately following Blazich's talk, there will be a book signing at the North Carolina Museum of History. Copies of Bataan Survivor will be available for purchase in the North Carolina Museum of History's Museum Shop. The North Carolina Museum of History is located at 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.

Blazich is the Curator of Modern Military History at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. He will discuss Colonel David L. Hardee's memoir, Bataan Survivor. The memoir, edited by Blazich and published by University of Missouri Press, is a forgotten firsthand account, written in the immediate aftermath of World War II. This memoir vividly portrays the valor, sacrifice, suffering, and liberation of the defenders of Bataan and Corregidor through the eyes of one survivor.

Select letters from Colonel Hardee will be on display in the Archives and History/State Library Building, and a special display of Colonel Hardee's artifacts will also be available in the lobby at the North Carolina Museum of History.

For more information please contact the State Library of North Carolina, 919.807.7450, slnc.reference@ncdcr.gov.

When:
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Where:
109 E. Jones St.
Archives and History/State Library Building Auditorium
Raleigh, NC 27601
United States