WWNO and the National WWII Museum are kicking off a new authors' lecture series this Thursday with Dr. Arthur Herman, historian and author of Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II.
Dr. Herman will take audience members back to a time when captains of industry tapped into the extensive network of American businessmen to forge what came to be known as "the arsenal of democracy" — the retooling of the United States' nascent industrial prowess into the world's most powerful war machine.
Dr. Herman is a former visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009 for general nonfiction.
The event — with a reception that begins at 5 p.m. in the museum's US Freedom Pavilion — is free and open to the public, but advance registration is strongly encouraged. The presentation will start at 6 p.m., with an audience Q&A at 7 p.m. and a book-signing 15 minutes later.