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World War II Book Talk: Home Front to Battlefront

Mon, Jun 19, 2017, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

You are cordially invited to a book lecture for

Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in WWII 

with author
Amb. Frank Lavin
CEO and Founder, Export Now
Former Ambassador to Singapore and Former Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade 

Monday, June 19
4:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.


Home Front to the BattlefrontYou are invited to a discussion of World War II as seen through the story of a combat infantryman. Carl Lavin was a high school senior when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He enlisted at 18, a decision that would take him with the U.S. Army from training across the United States and Britain to combat with the 84th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge.

Home Front to Battlefront is the tale of a foot soldier who finds himself thrust into a world where he and his unit grapple with the horrors of combat, the idiocies of bureaucracy and the oddities of life back home – all in the same day. The book is based on Carl’s personal letters, official military history, private papers and more.

Former U.S. ambassador and White House aide Frank Lavin, the son of Carl Lavin, is author of Home Front to Battlefront, and joins us for a presentation to share insight on World War II and the GI experience. More information at


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