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February 2014

Aaron Elson, Author of WWII books
Contact: ​Aaron Elson
Email: aelson.chichipress@att.net
Phone:860-505-0482

Available to talk in Connecticut.

Especially pertinent on dates of patriotic significance (Flag Day, July 4, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, V-E and V-J days and ANYTIME

Comments: When newsman Aaron Elson went to a reunion of his late father’s WWII Tank Battalion he didn’t expect to embark on a 25-year oral history project.


He will share some amazing stories he has recorded in more than 600 hours with veterans, their wives, and kin.

Elson has authored several books, including "The Armored Fist," a very human look at the men of the 712th Tank Battalion with which his father served; and "A Mile in Their Shoes: Conversations With Veterans of World War II."


He also has produced a series of Oral History Audiobooks in the veterans' own voices, and has helped several veterans and a Holocaust survivor self-publish their memoirs.

Elson currently is an editor at the New Britain Herald, Bristol Press and the Newington Town Crier.


He blogs regularly about World War II at http://oralhistoryaudiobooks.blogspot.com, and at www.tankbooks.com.

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