Blue Bicycle Books Author's Luncheon with award-winning writer James Scott
Join us Friday, November 20 at noon for Blue Bicycle Books Charleston Author Series luncheon at Halls Chophouse, with award-winning author and investigative reporter James Scott discussing his latest book, "Target Tokyo," a World War II history of the highest order. It's a harrowing adventure story that also serves as a pivotal reexamination of one of America's most daring military operations.
--$30 for the author talk and delicious three-course luncheon,
--$65 that includes lunch and a signed copy of the hard cover edition
All tickets include the champagne reception with the author immediately following the event at Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King Street.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Based on scores of never-before-published records drawn from archives across four continents as well as new interviews with survivors, Target Tokyo is World War II history of the highest order: a harrowing adventure story that also serves as a pivotal reexamination of one of America's most daring military operations.
In December 1941, as American forces tallied the dead at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt gathered with his senior military counselors to plan an ambitious counter-strike against the heart of the Japanese Empire: Tokyo.
Four months later, on April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel the enemy's factories, refineries, and dockyards and then escape to Free China.
For Roosevelt, the raid was a propaganda victory, a potent salve to heal a wounded nation. In Japan, outraged over the deaths of innocent civiliansincluding childrenmilitary leaders launched an ill-fated attempt to seize Midway that would turn the tide of the war.
But it was the Chinese who suffered the worst, victims of a retaliatory campaign by the Japanese Army that claimed an estimated 250,000 lives and saw families drowned in wells, entire towns burned, and communities devastated by bacteriological warfare.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James Scott is an award-winning writer and former reporter and investigative journalist with The Post and Courier. Scott is a recipient of the McClatchy Company President's Award and was named the 2003 Journalist of the Year by the South Carolina Press Association.
Wofford College honored Scott as its 2005 Young Alumnus of the Year. From 2006-2007 he was a Nieman Fellow for Journalism at Harvard University. In addition to "Target Tokyo," Scott is the author of "The Attack on the Liberty," which won the prestigious 2010 Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Excellence in Naval Literature, and "The War Below," both with Simon & Schuster.
He is at work on a fourth book on the February 1945 Battle for Manila. Scott lives with his wife and two children in Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street, where the luncheon and discussion will take place. Following lunch, there will be a champagne reception and book signing at Blue Bicycle Books, steps away at 420 King Street. Tickets may be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets or through our 24/7 ticket hotline number 800.838.3006. For special handling call 843.303.1113.
Parking is available at the Visitors Center Garage on Ann Street between King and Meeting Streets, the Camden Exchange Garage between John and Hutson Streets, or at meters on the street.
Halls Chophouse (View)
434 King Street Street
Charleston, SC 29403
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