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The True Story of a Navy Nurse POW - Hybrid/In-person

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November 6, 2021 ∙ 11:00 - 12:00pm
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1st floor – Meeting Room A&B
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Add to Calendar 2021-11-06 11:00:00 2021-11-06 12:00:00 America/Chicago The True Story of a Navy Nurse POW - Hybrid/In-person Join author Emilie Lucchesi as she tells the amazing story of Dorothy Still, who was imprisoned for three years by the Japanese military. In-person with virtual presenter. Signup required. internal tplibrary@tplibrary.org
The True Story of a Navy Nurse POW - Hybrid/In-person

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The Incredible True Story of a Navy Nurse POW in the Occupied Philippines.

Join author Emilie Lucchesi as she tells the amazing story of Dorothy Still, a 27-year-old California native who was imprisoned for three years by the Japanese military. In 1942, twelve U.S. Navy Nurses were taken prisoner of war by the Empire of Japan. The nurses were sent to a civilian prison camp in Manila that was packed with desperate and ill men, women, and children. The nurses bravely maintained rank and provided tireless care until their liberation in 1945. Dr. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi tells the heroic WWII story of the brave Navy Nurses known as “The Twelve Anchors.”

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Speaker Bio: Dr. Emilie Lucchesi is the author of “This is Really War: The Incredible True Story of a Navy Nurse in the Occupied Philippines,” (Chicago Review, 2019) and “Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence that Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago” (Chicago Review, 2017). Her work has run in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Discover Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and the country’s top newspapers. 

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