War and Society Roundtable

War and Society Roundtable

November 12, 2013 - 6:00pm
Hattiesburg Library
Free and open to the public
Center for the Study of War and Society 601.266.4333

The War and Society Roundtable is a joint community and university monthly reading group. Sponsored by Southern Miss’s Center for the Study of War and Society and the Hattiesburg Public Library, this semester's Roundtable focuses on books dealing with deception in history.  A friendly, but spirited discussion about the book will be moderated by Dr. Andrew Wiest from Southern Miss.

The Roundtable is a great way for community members, faculty, and students to interact while exploring topics of mutual interest.  Copies of each month’s books -- provided by the Library and through a generous grant from The Mississippi Humanities Council -- are available for loan at the Hattiesburg Public Library well in advance of each meeting.  The Roundtable is free to the public and will be held Tuesday, November 12th at 6pm at the Hattiesburg Public Library.  

This Roundtable discussion will feature, Operation Fortitude: The Greatest Hoax of the Second World War, by Joshua Levine

Operation Fortitude tells the thrilling tale of an ingenious deception that changed the course of the Second World War. The story is one of intrigue, drama, and good fortune, practically a Hollywood script. It is the tale of double agents, fake radio transmissions and dummy invasion craft.