MANCHESTER - On Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., Alex Kershaw, the New York Times bestselling author of several books on World War II, including "The Bedford Boys" and "The Longest Winter," presents the true story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War: the battlefield odyssey of a maverick U.S. Army officer and his infantry unit as they fought for more than 500 days to liberate Europe - from the invasion of Italy to the gates of Dachau.

Written with the narrative drive and vivid immediacy of Kershaw's previous bestselling books about American infantrymen in World War II. The Liberator is a story for the ages, an intensely human and dramatic account of one of history's greatest warriors and his unheralded role in America's finest achievement - the defeat of Nazi Germany.

Publisher's Weekly gives The Liberator a starred review: "[Kershaw] is a captivating narrator, hammering home the chaos and carnage of war, sparing no sensory detail to paint a cohesive picture. [His] portrayal of his subject (based on interviews with Sparks, who died in 2007, and other survivors) makes for a riveting, almost epic tale of a larger-than-life, underappreciated figure."

For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.


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