Coffey Library on the Oak Ridge Campus will be hosting the annual “One City, One Book - Oak Ridge” book group at 2 pm on Tuesday, March 15. The book being discussed this year is Adventures of an H-Bomb Mechanic: The Story of a Top Bomber by Alex Gabbard. Gabbard is an award-winning Knoxville writer and retired ORNL research scientist. The book group is free and everyone is welcome. For more information about the author and his works, visit the ORPL One City One Book link at http://www.cortn.org/lib-html/ORPL.OCOBOR%202011.htm.
Description of Adventures of an H-Bomb Mechanic from Amazon.com:
The real-life story of a country boy whose transition from college into military life brought increasing involvement with advanced weaponry of the Cold War. This odyssey into the shadows of secrecy begins with the assassination of a President, then tells of becoming a Viet Nam era draftee who wore the uniform of a sailor rather than a soldier, then unfolds along paths that wind their way into cryptic, clandestine service as a Top Secret operative for a little known agency of the US Government. This story goes deep into the obscure world of nuclear warheads and secret facilities told as adventures beyond his wildest imagination.
Other related events:
·The Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary & Altrusa International of Oak Ridge 2011 Literacy Luncheon at Oak Ridge High School on March 17th at 11:30 am. Tickets are $40 and are available at The Oak Ridger, Mr. K’s Used Books & CD’s and the Ferrell Shop.
·Reception and Program with Alex Gabbard on March 18th at 3:00pm in the Oak Ridge Public Library Auditorium, sponsored by ORPL. Tickets are $5 and available at the Public Library.
·A showing of the 1958 film “Thunder Road” at the Grove Theater at 2:00 pm on March 19th.
·A “Spit and Shine” car show in front of the Grove Theater from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm also on March 19th.
Labels: Adventures of an H-bomb Mechanic, Alex Gabbard, March 2011, One City One Book - Oak Ridge