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Commander and Chief

When George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States in 1789, he initially used the name, "His High Mightiness, the President of the United States and Protector of their Liberties." Critics charged that it smacked of monarchy and Washington consented that the title be altered to "Mr. President."

Book signing "Face of the Enemy"

Date: October, 9th 2012 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come celebrate the Louisville launch of FACE OF THE ENEMY, the first novel in the NEW YORK IN WARTIME mystery series co-authored by Beverle Graves Myers and Joanne Dobson.

These seasoned mystery authors have written a compelling historical novel set in New York City during the early, tumultuous weeks of World War II. Louise Hunter, a nurse from Louisville transplanted to the Big City, must confront the era’s rampant racial paranoia when artist Masako Fumi Oakley, wife of her patient, is detained by the FBI on Ellis Island immediately after the Pearl Harbor attacks. Masako’s situation becomes more dire when a ham-fisted G-Man accuses her of an art dealer’s murder. Determined to prevent wartime passions from leading to an innocent woman’s conviction, Louise turns for help to Cabby Ward, an ambitious New York Times reporter, and also to a sympathetic homicide detective, Lt. Michael McKenna.

The authors will discuss their surprising discoveries about women’s wartime roles (it wasn’t all Rosie the Riveter for New York gals!), and talk about their inspiration for the collaboration between a Louisvillian and a New Yorker. Books will be on hand for purchase and signing. Admission is free.

Location
First floor Great Hall