Please join us on Wednesday, November 14 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Level 2 Reading room for a free author talk with James Hockenberry entitled The Great War and the Origins of the Cold War. Hockenberry will delve into the changing strategies of the major players in World War I and the key events that fostered distrust, antagonism, and growing tension between Russia and the democratic allies, culminating in the Cold War.
Although the Cold War ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union, conflicts between Russia and the United States continue today. Award-winning author James Hockenberry will trace the origins of this tension back to World War I and the creation of Bolshevist Russia.
A career financial executive with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lafayette College and a master’s degree from Columbia University, James Hockenberry has redirected his life to thriller writing with his “World War I Intrigue” trilogy. The change has allowed him to interweave three of his long-time passions: history, literature and his German-American roots. His trilogy brings alive the tensions and controversies of the times and dramatizes key events in America’s involvement in The Great War.
He frequently says that someone cannot understand today’s world without knowing what happened at the end of World War I. In the 1919 Paris Peace Accords, the victorious allies carved up the empires of the losing Central Powers in a manner that haunts us still. His award-winning second novel, So Beware, is set during these talks as the world faced the new threat of international Communism.
All are welcome to this free program. An RSVP is appreciated. Contact: Cindy Warrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-278-2640 ext. 172.