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  • Battle of the Bulge and VE Day
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    Battle of the Bulge and V-E Day

    Mr. Heller and Mr. Vonnegut, both of whom actively participated in World War II, reminisced about their experiences during the war. Mr. Heller was a bombardier during the war and Mr. Vonnegut was an…

  • War and Racism in American Culture
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    War and Racism in American Culture

    Mr. Styron discussed war and racism in American literature and culture. Following his remarks, Mr. Heller and Mr. Vonnegut who are also veterans of World War II, answered questions from…

  • emNow  Then From Coney Island to Hereem
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    Now & Then: From Coney Island to Here

    Mr. Heller talked about his book, Now & Then: From Coney Island to Here. He focused on his childhood and experiences from World War II.

  • Bureaucracy and War
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    Bureaucracy and War

    Several authors who were also World War II veterans and faculty members discussed the bureaucratic role in war. They also reflected on their personal experiences during the war. Mr.…

  • emGreat Gatsbyem Reading
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    Great Gatsby Reading

    In the first of a series, contemporary authors read chapters one and two of The Great Gatsby as part of a celebration of the 100th anniversary of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s birth. Fitzgerald was…