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Book & Author Event: Hell Above Earth by Stephen Frater

Thursday, April 12, 2012

7:00 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Barnard Room (3rd Floor)

Hell Above Earth tells an unforgettable story of two World War II American bomber pilots who forged an unexpected but enduring bond in the flak-filled skies over Nazi Germany. But there's a twist...

A heart-wrenching Greatest Generation buddy story, an adrenaline-filled account of aerial combat, and a work of popular history, Hell Above Earth centers around the author's discovery of a half-century old secret that has far-reaching and deeply personal repercussions for the pilots, and profound consequences for the FBI and the "Mighty" Eighth Air Force. (From Amazon)

"The riveting true story of a World War II bomber pilot and the co-pilot who received orders to kill him…After the twists and turns in Goering's many missions, Frater finishes with a stunning revelation…the author delivers an exciting read full of little-known facts about the war. A WWII thrill ride.”
 -- Kirkus Reviews

"Stephen Frater has uncovered one of the greatest and most ironic surprises of WWII. A riveting book, every bit as exciting and unusual as Operation Mincemeat, and demonstrating that there are still things we don't know about WWII."
 -- Michael Korda, NYT bestselling author of Ike and With Wings like Eagles

Stephen Frater is a graduate of Brown University. Following a career in international banking, he began writing professionally as a staff writer for the New York Times Company. He was selected as a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the 1995 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland for his financial and business research and investment management in the post-communist emerging markets of Eastern Europe, where he was publisher and founder of the Hungarian Financial Review, The Polish Financial Review and The Czech Financial Review. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNN, CNBC and the CBS Nightly News.  Frater is currently a Writer in Residence and teacher at URI's Harrington School of Communication and Media.

There will be a book sale and signing after the talk.

Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage, $3/3 hours. Bring your ticket with you for validation.

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