Sunday, January 4, 2009

1/17 - author Kurt Nelson on Oregon in WWII at Hillsboro

photo, author Kurt NelsonKurt Nelson will talk about WWII and the Pacific Northwest at Hillsboro Main Library, Saturday, January 17th at 2:00 pm.

This author, Portland police officer, and Clackamas Community College instructor, will discuss his book. Fighting For Paradise: A Military History of the Pacific Northwest is an account of some of the little known military engagements that book place right here in our region. Although the book covers the time from the first European settlement to the present, Mr. Nelson will concentrate on the incidents that occurred in WWII. The Oregon Coast was shelled by Japanese submarines and Oregon was also attacked by Japanese incendiary bombs. Copies of Mr. Nelson’s book will be on sale after the presentation. It is also available to borrow from WCCLS libraries.

Hillsboro Main Library is located at 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, just southwest of Dawson Creek Dr.