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Local author to speak about WWII book

March 14, 2016

Dr. Benjamin Jones, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Dakota State University, will celebrate his new book, titled “Eisenhower’s Guerrillas: the Jedburghs, the Maquis & the Liberation of France,” on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Karl E. Mundt Library, located on the DSU campus. Dr. Jones’ book focuses on the use of guerrilla warfare by the British, U.S. and the Free French during WWII.  Dr. Jones did research for his book in the United States, Great Britain, France and Germany. Along with discussing his book, Dr. Jones will talk about the process of writing and publishing.

Jones has been speaking about his current publication at a variety of venues across the country. The National WWII Museum in New Orleans invited Dr. Jones to present his book on Feb. 17, and more than 200 people were in attendance. To view his full presentation, go to http://livestream.com/nww2m/events/4829417.

The Mundt Library event is open to the public. You can purchase a copy of Dr. Jones’ book at the DSU Bookstore, at the event, or check out a copy at DSU’s Karl E. Mundt Library.