World War II Akron

Date: 
09/10/2019 7:00 PM
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Local author Tim Carroll talks about and signs copies of his new book, World War II Akron. Carroll’s book examines how the men and women of Akron played their own unique part in the epic struggle of World War II, both at home and abroad. 
Carroll details stories of the men who served from Summit County and of many others who were killed in WWII. There are over 100 photographs, including Goodyear blimps, of which many were built to hunt German and Japanese submarines during the war. Other topics covered will be the Dogs for Defense program, Congressional Medal of Honor winners, The Boy Scouts draft, the Fathers draft, and a thorough history of Summit County during World War II. Tim Carroll was born and raised in Akron, OH. He attended Akron Public Schools and obtained his degree in History from the University of Akron. Both of his grandfathers were drafted before Pearl Harbor and served almost three years overseas in the Pacific during WWII.
Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing after the program. Registration begins at 9 AM on Monday, August 12. To register, call (330) 688-3295 ext. 4 or visit www.smfpl.org. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.