POSTPONED • George Wolfe feat. Don Noble • Book Signing & Talk
THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED We will keep you updated with any further details as they become available.
Join Ernest & Hadley Booksellers on November 30 from 5:30-7:00 PM as we invite George H. Wolfe to discuss his historical novel, AFTERSHOCK in conversation with Don Noble.
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"A disarming narrative about people grappling with the immediate aftermath of the Second World War."— Kirkus Reviews
Aftershock explores the time period after "The Good War," when years of peace pervaded the United States. Except for Rosie Riveter and the resurgence of feminism. Except for returning shellshocked G. I.s and the two or three martini lunch. Except for the G. I. Bill that changed higher education. Except for Tuskegee Airmen and the Red Ball Express facing Brown v. Board of Education and Little Rock. Except for the Atomic Bomb. This is a novel examining all the changes facing men and women returning from World War II and its horrors. Set at the school of architecture at the University of Alabama.
George H. Wolfe graduated from the University of Mississippi and then from the Naval Officer Training Command in Newport RI. He was assigned to a destroyer that was later homeported in Japan for two years. Aboard ship, Wolfe served as Weapons Department Head and Nuclear Weapons Officer, overseeing a substantial amount of gunfire support for the Army and Marines in Vietnam. Following a year spent hitchhiking in Europe and the Middle East, Wolfe entered the English graduate program at UNC Chapel Hill, earned a doctorate, and took a position at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, where he taught for many years and received the Burnum Distinguished Faculty Award. He was instrumental in writing the scripts and securing funding for award winning PBS documentary films on Faulkner, Melville, the GI Bill and Marcel Proust. He is married to the former Suzanne Rau, founding editor of Alabama Heritage Magazine.