Book Discussion on My Father's War

Ms. Collins talked about her book, My Father’s War: A Memoir, published by Four Walls Eight Windows. She recited excerpts… read more

Ms. Collins talked about her book, My Father’s War: A Memoir, published by Four Walls Eight Windows. She recited excerpts from her book that detailed her surroundings and experiences as a child growing up on a farm in Brandford, Connecticut. As a young child, she remembered that her father, Corporal Jerry Collins, would share painful but vivid memories of World War II. Serving as a Marine in Okinawa, Corporal Collins survived what Ms. Collins described as being one of the bloodiest island battles in the Pacific. After her father’s death, she was able to piece together her father’s war experience through his memories of war and a suitcase of letters he left behind. After her presentation the author answered questions from audience members. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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171894-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Sep 1, 2002
Last Aired:
Jul 10, 2004

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  • Sep 01, 2002 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 08, 2002 | 9:22am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 08, 2002 | 3:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 26, 2003 | 1:19pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 04, 2003 | 4:21am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 04, 2003 | 4:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 29, 2004 | 12:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 29, 2004 | 8:49am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 10, 2004 | 4:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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