Author Gary W. Moore joins Book Discussion on "Playing With the Enemy."

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

November 7, 2013 at 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM

Location: Normal Public Library

Phone: 309-452-1757



Event Description

November 6, 2013 Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 11:54 AM CDT

Author Gary W. Moore will join a book discussion on his book Playing with the Enemy, our Tale for Two Cities Selection.

Feel free to bring a bagged lunch.

Inspired by true events, Playing with the Enemy is the riveting story of a depression era youth and his brush with destiny. Headed for baseball stardom with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Gene Moore's sports career was interrupted by Pearl Harbor.

After playing ball for the Navy overseas, Gene and his team were sent to the States for a special and top secret mission: guarding German sailors captures from U-505. Unable to field a team, Gene convinced his commander to allow him to teach the enemy how to play baseball.

This activity is part of A Tale for Two Cities.

A big Thank You! goes to the Normal Public Library Foundation and Bloomington Public Library Foundation for sponsoring this event.

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