On Second Thought For October 6, 2016
“Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness" is a new book by historian Craig Nelson. It uses oral histories from unlikely sources to give fresh perspectives of what happened when a U.S. naval base was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy on December 7, 1941. Nelson joins us to talk about some of the most fascinating stories he uncovered 75 years after the Pearl Harbor strike. He will discuss the book on October 10 at the Atlanta History Center at 8 p.m.
Also, lots of people say they can't draw and if they do doodle, they draw boxes or something really simple. But Atlanta-based illustrator Mike Lowery wants to start young when it comes to creating artists. He's the author of "The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate!" It's part of a series of books that encourage kids to doodle. We talk with Lowery about why doodling matters.
And the Holocaust displaced millions of Jews in the 1940s. Many survivors were left to find new homes and rebuild their lives on foreign shores. One of those places of refuge was Savannah, Georgia. Author Jonathan Rabb explores this difficult transition in his new novel, “Among The Living.” In the book, set in 1947, concentration camp survivor Yitzhak Golden travels to Savannah and must deal with complex divisions within the Jewish community there. Rabb will give a lecture at the Atlanta History Center tonight at 7 p.m. He joins us to talk about the real history that inspired his novel.