My Father's Bonus March
Adam Langer talked about his book My Father’s Bonus March. In the book he recounts the Bonus March of 1932, when 20,000 World War I veterans marched on Washington for two months in the hopes of receiving advance payment of bonuses that due in 1945. Mr. Langer talked about how his father, Seymour, was intrigued by the event and talked of writing a history of the march for thirty years. The author’s research into the Bonus March was his way to reconnect and better understand his late father. Adam Langer is the author of the novels, The Washington Story, Crossing California, and Ellington Boulevard. Topics included the differences between writing fiction and non-fiction, historical accuracy, and the difficulties of writing about his own family. He also read passages from his book and responded to questions from members of the audience at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court in Winnetka, Illinois, on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at 7 p.m. close
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