The book talk on Advocating Overlord now is available for viewing on the website ( https://philpadgett.com.advocating-overlord/ ). Go to the “Watch the Book Talk” button on either the “Home” page or “About the Book” and click. Then click “View on You Tube.”
I gave the talk on October 8, 2019, to the Dr. Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Round Table in St. Paul, MN. The Round Table recorded the entire evening program in which my talk was combined with the reminiscences of two B-29 veterans. My talk ends around the one hour mark. However, I encourage you to listen to the two veterans (after which come the Q&A with the three of us). Both veterans are very interesting, and — in a totally unanticipated way — I connected with former B-29 gunner and POW Bob Michelsen . Bob told me that he drew from that a small measure of relief from his survivor guilt. If so, that alone made the trip worthwhile.
The highly-respected Round Table is in its 33rd year and offers a monthly program, currently in the impressive Minnesota History Museum. A lot more videos of the Round Table’s presentations and schedule for future talks can be found at their website at: http://www.mn-ww2roundtable.org/
Philip Padgett examines history by applying skills developed during 40 years of national security and preparedness research and analysis in the military, government, and the private sector. As Deputy Intelligence Adviser at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, he supported from Washington teams negotiating five international treaties and agreements. Read more >>