Tag Archives: WWII

Revisit the Battle of Midway during special online program

Commemorate the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Midway by revisiting one of the pivotal moments in United States history during a special online program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. On June 4, 1942, the U.S. Navy and the Imperial … Continue reading

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Akron during World War II

The city of Akron, Ohio, had an outsized impact during World War II. Its citizens served in Europe and the South Pacific. Goodyear built blimps that hunted Nazi submarines. And some of the city’s most renowned residents had a personal … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: Winston Churchill & the Battle of Britain

Our Major Leaders of World War II series concludes with a closer look at Winston Churchill. Our speaker, John Foster—who, in addition to being a librarian, also has a doctorate degree in history—discussed: Churchill’s acumen as a leader, speaker, soldier, … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: The Life of Josef Stalin

Our Major Leaders of World War II series continued with a program about Josef Stalin, our ally during the war and greatest threat afterward. Our speaker, John Foster—who, in addition to being a librarian, also has a doctorate degree in … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: Franklin Delano Roosevelt & WWII

Our Major Leaders of World War II series continued with a program about Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the longest-serving president in the country’s history. Our speaker, John Foster—who, in addition to being a librarian, also has a doctorate degree in history—discussed: … Continue reading

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