Monday, May 9, 2011
The 2nd Annual Downtown Glen Ellyn Bookfest is pleased to welcome a group of military and history authors who will be appearing at Bundles of Books, 560 Crescent Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, on Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 10am to 1pm.
The authors include John Domagalski, an expert on military history, with an emphasis on the Pacific side of World War II. His articles have appeared in World War II History and World War II Quarterly Magazines. He will be discussing and signing his book, Lost at Guadalcanal. A member of the United States Naval Institute, he has interviewed almost fifty naval veterans who served in the South Pacific during World War II. His book tells their dramatic stories of heroism, sacrifice and survival during the early days of the critical battle for Guadalcanal on board two American warships, the USS Astoria and the USS Chicago. John has a degree in marketing and an MBA from Northern Illinois University, and resides in the Chicago area. An excerpt from Lost at Guadalcanal is available at the author's website.
The 2nd Annual Downtown Glen Ellyn Bookfest is also pleased to welcome military historian David Argabright, Editor of In the Land of Nine Dragons, a book dedicated to the history of the 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry in Southeast Asia 1966-1970. This book, a detailed unit history, is based on more than 200,000 pages of government documents, orders and Battalion Yearbooks. The book took over 12 years and more than 14,000 volunteer hours to complete.