Wilber’s War: An American Family’s Journey Through World War II
A staged book talk featuring the author and renowned Boston Equity Actor, J.T. Turner
Thursday, August 3 , 7:30 pm
A father’s odyssey. A mother’s secret. A son’s story. Wilber’s War chronicles the story of two ordinary Americans, Wilber and Norma Bradt, during an extraordinary time, World War II. It offers fresh insight—deeply personal—into the historic conflict as it was fought by the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater and by a family on the home front. It is an epic tale of patriotic and familial duty, heroism, love, infidelity and the tragedy of suicide.
Author Hale Bradt, the son of Wilber, is a resident of Salem, MA. He is Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at MIT with a specialty of astrophysics. He served in the US Navy during the Korean conflict, and began his research into his parents’ lives during World War II on his 50th birthday in 1980.