Angels of Bastogne: A Remembrance of World War II
Tuesday, September 26
1:00 to 2:30 PM
Based on the true story of U.S. Army doctor Captain John T. “Jack” Prior and Belgian nurses Renee Lemaire and Augusta Chiwy, Glenn Ivers’ novel Angels of Bastogne presents a fictionalized account of the harrowing events of December 1944: the Battle of the Bulge, and the bombing of Prior’s medical aid station.
The book is based on Prior’s personal World War II memoir. Audience participation is encouraged in the singing of songs from 1944 and the sharing of memories. Copies of Angels of Bastogne will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Cost is $20.00, cash or check.
Glenn H. Ivers, the author of Angels of Bastogne: A Remembrance of World War II, is a lifelong Syracuse resident and a graduate of Colgate University. He served in the United States Peace Corps and enjoyed a career in the fields of youth development, adult literacy and community health in Central New York. His three Telly Award-winning documentary films were distributed by the Public Broadcasting Service:
- Hope is a Literate Woman with Hillary Clinton
- Literacy Changes Lives with Barbara Bush
- Song of the Refugee with Samite Mulondo
Jack Prior was a friend and mentor of Glenn Ivers.