When:
Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021 12:00p -
1:00p

Where:
Online | Boston Athenæum
10 1/2 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108

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Admission:
$5

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://www.bostonathenaeum.org/events/7323/virtual-event-book-talk-indomitable-florence-finch-untold-story-war-widow-turned

Virtual Book Talk | The Indomitable Florence Finch: The Untold Story of a War Widow Turned Resistance Fighter and Savior of American POWs

with award-winning military historian and former Congressman Robert Mrazek

When Florence Finch died at the age of 101, few of her Ithaca, NY neighbors knew that this unassuming Filipina native was a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, whose courage and sacrifice were unsurpassed in the Pacific War against Japan. Long accustomed to keeping her secrets close in service of the Allies, Finch waited fifty years to reveal the story of those dramatic and harrowing days to her own children.

With a wealth of original sources including taped interviews, personal journals, and unpublished memoirs, The Indomitable Florence Finch unfolds against the Bataan Death March, the fall of Corregidor, and the daily struggle to survive a brutal occupying force. Award-winning military historian and former Congressman Robert J. Mrazek brings to light this long-hidden American patriot. The Indomitable Florence Finch is the story of the transcendent bravery of a woman who belongs in America's pantheon of war heroes.

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