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History Book Group with Cathryn J. Prince

Join us for a very special History Book Group with the author of: Death in the Baltic: The World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. This is going to be a zoom event- so please use the link to sign up.

About the book:
The worst maritime disaster ever occurred during World War II.
January 1945: The outcome of World War II has been determined. The Third Reich is in free fall as the Russians close in from the east. Berlin plans an eleventh-hour exodus for the German civilians trapped in the Red Army’s way. More than 10,000 women, children, sick, and elderly pack aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a former cruise ship. Soon after the ship leaves port and the passengers sigh in relief, three Soviet torpedoes strike it, inflicting catastrophic damage and throwing passengers into the frozen waters of the Baltic.

More than 9,400 perished in the night—six times the number lost on the Titanic. Yet as the Cold War started no one wanted to acknowledge the sinking. Drawing on interviews with survivors, as well as the letters and diaries of those who perished, award-wining author Cathryn Prince reconstructs this forgotten moment in history. She weaves these personal narratives into a broader story, finally giving this WWII tragedy its rightful remembrance.
Winner of the 2013 Military Writers Society of America Founder's Award


Event Date: 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
178 Greenwood Avenue
Bethel, CT 06801
Death in the Baltic: The World War II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff Cover Image
ISBN: 9781137279194
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 5th, 2014

Dec.10th History Book Group- separate zoom link.

Queen of the Mountaineers: The Trailblazing Life of Fanny Bullock Workman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781613739556
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Published: Chicago Review Press - May 7th, 2019