Dr. Gregory Sumner from the University of Detroit Mercy will visit the library on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 pm to discuss his new book, Detroit in World War II.
The book, with a character list consisting of Henry Ford, Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Lindbergh, Joe Louis, Hank Greenberg and Rosie the Riveter, discusses how in the darkest days of World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt called for the United States to be the great “Arsenal of Democracy”. Nowhere did citizens respond with more vigor than in Detroit, the birthplace of production miracles that would turn the tide against fascism.
Copies of Detroit in World War II will be available for sale and signing by Dr. Sumner.
Registration is requested. Fill out the form by clicking the event title or call the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727.