Historian Berry Craig will be at the Historical & Genealogical Society on S. Washington Street in Clinton at 10:00 a.m on June 12th to discuss his new book, Kentuckians and Pearl Harbor. The hardcover published in November 2020 was published by University of Kentucky Press, UK Press, and can be purchased through that website or through Amazon.com.
UK Press says of the book "
"In Kentuckians and Pearl Harbor, Berry Craig employs an impressive array of newspapers, unpublished memoirs, oral histories, and official military records to offer a ground-up look at the day that Franklin D. Roosevelt said would "live in infamy," and its aftermath in the Bluegrass State. In a series of vignettes, Craig uncovers the untold, forgotten, or little-known stories of ordinary people -- military and civilian -- on the most extraordinary day of their lives. Craig concludes by exploring the home front reaction to this pivotal event in American history.
Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor swept away any illusions Kentuckians had about being able to stay out of World War II. From Paducah to Pikeville, people sprang to action. Their voices emerge and come back to life in this engaging and timely history...."
Craig has written multiple books on Kentucky history, including Hidden History of Western Kentucky, Kentucky's Rebel Press and True Tales of Old Time Kentucky Politics.
Craig, professor emeritus at Western Kentucky College and Technical College in Paducah, keeps busy writing history for local newspapers and current events in Forward Kentucky His articles can also be found on this site by keying his name into Search on the tool bar.
The event is free and open to the public. Craig will sign books but will not be bringing any with him. Those wishing to have a signed copy are encouraged to order from his publisher or an online bookstore.