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Bruce Henderson: How the Ritchie Boys Defeated Hitler

  • Kepler's Books 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)

Number one New York Times bestselling historian Bruce Henderson turns his expert eye to the little-known World War II saga of The Ritchie Boys.

Comprised of the same grit and raw power of classic true stories like the Band of Brothers and The Boys in the Boat, Henderson's new work reveals the unsung story of a group of young men who became crucial to the Allied Victory.

In 1942, the U.S. Army unleashed one of its greatest secret weapons in the battle to defeat Adolf Hitler: training nearly 2,000 German-born Jews in special interrogation techniques and making use of their mastery of the German language, history, and customs. Known as the Ritchie Boys, they were sent in small, elite teams to join every major combat unit in Europe, where they interrogated German POWs and gathered crucial intelligence that saved American lives and helped win the war.

Join Bruce Henderson as he shares his book Sons and Soldiers, the compelling true story of the young men whose selfless devotion to freedom and democracy helped defeat Hitler and end the war.

Earlier Event: September 18
Fiction Discussion Group
Later Event: September 19
Spanish Book Discussion Group