Peter H. Green, architect and World War II biographer spoke at Left Bank Books in St. Louis’s historic Central West End on Tuesday April 18, at 7 He signed his latest book, RADIO: One Woman’s Family in War and Pieces and discussed how his second World War II biography came about.
Hear Peter Green and David Lucas discuss RADIO, before that evening’s book signing event, and St. Louis Writers Guild with Kathy Lawton Brown, host on Radio Arts Foundation’s 107.3 St. Louis on April 18, 2017:
Part 1: Peter discusses Radio: One Woman’s Family in War and Pieces and David talks about St. Louis Writers Guild and Write Pack Radio (20:13)
Part 2: Peter and David talk about book events and Gateway to Publishing (21:25)
On April 18, 2017, Peter Green spoke at at Left Bank Books in St. Louis’s Central West End.
“My mother made several promising starts on a humorous autobiography,” Green said in his University City home office, “but somehow life always got in the way. This is the book she always wanted to write, and I finished it for her.” Alice Green’s autobiography, continued by her son in Alice Green’s own witty personal voice. recounts her early years as a shy, youngest child among three much older siblings, a pioneering contractor father and a hardy, camp-following mother, learned she could make even the outrageous characters in her family laugh. Alice marries, endures the chauvinistic males of her time and perseveres to play, as did nineteen million other women of the era, a heroic role in winning the war, with the support of the radio broadcasts she and her husband had helped to promote and create.
Peter H. Green signs his books: Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 7:30 p.m. 399 N Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Peter H. Green was fortunate to have two strong parents. He has already written about his father in his first World War II biography, Ben’s War with the U. S Marines. Alice H. Green, Co-author and subject of this book, Radio: One Woman’s Family in War and Pieces, Alice H. Green, his mother, lived from 1913 to 1982. She made several promising starts to the book, but life somehow life always got in the way. Peter finished it. At his talk and in the book, you will learn her biography, as true to life as they could make it.
Mark your Calendar, Saturday , May 13, 2017: Peter Green will sign books at Main Street Books in historic St, Charles.
GO INDIE! Be a good locavore and patronize your dedicated, hometown bookseller. Emily Hall will always go the last mile to supply your reading preferences, whether the readers in your family are six or sixty. Drop by her well-stocked shop at 307 S. Main in historic downtown St. Charles between 1 and 3 pm on Saturday, May 13th, munch a cookie and chat with us about memorable characters we have known. Bring home one of the funniest books about the Greatest Generation in the World War II era to appear in recent years. As Paula B., an online reviewer put it, Alice Green’s story is “laugh-alond funny,” and in some parts, “hysterical” headlining her review: Gift Book–History of a Strong Woman, Sprinkled with Humor. In fact, you can pick up a copy of Ben’s War with the U. S. Marines for him and Radio for her!
I ‘ll see you there. Until then, good words to you,