ANNOUNCING: “THE HIDDEN PLACES OF WORLD WAR II”. THE 360-PAGE HARD-BOUND BOOK WITH NUMEROUS ORIGINAL PHOTOS WENT INTO A SECOND PRINTING IN JUNE 2019. EXTRA: Now available and selling-well on Kindle.
CONTACT THE AUTHOR USING THE CONTACT FORM FOR READINGS FROM THE BOOK AT YOUR LOCALE 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.