“THE HIDDEN PLACES OF WORLD WAR II” THE 340-PAGE BOOK WITH NUMEROUS ORIGINAL PHOTOS WENT INTO A SECOND PRINTING IN JUNE 2019. Available on Amazon in hard-back and in Kindle
REVIEWS: THE TIMES USA “Eight decades after the launch of WW II, a new book journeys us to places few have seen. (It) opens the eyes of both a new and older generation of readers in revealing the actual locations that changed history.” NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DESTROYER VETERANS/TIN CAN SAILORS “It is seldom that a book on history excites readers other than those of us who are historians…O’Connor imparts that depth of feeling to the places where the operations were planned and the fate of the world was determined. It is both a pleasure to read and is a wealth of things you will be happy to have learned. It’s a book you will want to read.” Terry Miller, Editor. AMAZON: 4.9/5.O “A remarkable work of history that reads like a novel.” “I am a Holocaust researcher and WW II buff…excellent, informative and written in a very interesting way.”
CONTACT THE AUTHOR USING THE FORM ON THIS SITE FOR BOOK READINGS WITH IMAGES AT YOUR LOCALE. AVAILABLE IN FLORIDA BETWEEN JANUARY AND APRIL 5, 2020
SPECIAL THE AUTHOR WILL DISCUSS THE BOOK INCLUDING READINGS AND IMAGES AT MOORINGS COUNTRY CLUB, NAPLES FL. ON FEBRUARY 10, 2020. SPONSORED BY COLLIER FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, THE EVENT HAS BEEN SOLD OUT AT 150 REGISTRANTS SINCE SEPTEMBER 2019
Since 1965, award-winning, internationally published features describing the vital but overlooked people, places, and significant events of the 20th Century. Enter the same history-changing locales as they appeared then and as they are now.
Every locale is personally visited, extensively researched, and fully documented with photos from the era contrasted with present-day images. These include prior world exclusives that were the first to reveal Winston Churchill’s wartime Cabinet War Rooms, Bletchley Park, where the German Enigma cypher was broken, and Trent Park, the London mansion where the casual conversations of 59 Nazi generals were secretly recorded. Disclosures from recordings made from the hidden microphones located throughout the vast estate, were translated into English, evaluated, and then sent to Allied commands. Visit the same indestructible U-Boat bases in France, appearing almost as they were when surviving hundreds of USAAF and RAF bombing. Learn how the intricately designed seven-layered roofs prevented penetrating damage. Other locales connecting WW II with the present are part of O’Connor’s 22-chapter book THE HIDDEN PLACES OF WORLD WAR II.
As the 75th anniversary of the end of the war approaches, major parts of the book honors those who preserved freedom in its darkest hour and brings readers to the same places where history-changing events took place, but which were ignored or never-known by other historians. The 360 – page hard-cover book is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble web sites, and at bookstores.
The author, a Chicago-based educator and dynamic program presenter, is available for 60-90 minute image-based presentations about the original features appearing on this site. In 2001, Jerome O’Connor was named the U. S. Naval Institute’s Author of the Year “for his significant literary contributions to the history of WW II”.
Group tours are available for the Chicago locales described. Complete the contact form for information and availability.