No Ordinary Soldier

On Thursday evening September 21st, the McCormick Library will host local author Liz Gilmore Williams. Williams will talk about her quest to uncover the WWII experiences of her late father from the nearly 300 letters found in the attic of her girlhood home. The letters and her extensive research provide an intriguing glimpse into Hawaii’s transformation from island paradise to war zone. Amid her quest, Williams stumbles upon a shocking family secret: her father had waged two wars?one of them with himself. This free presentation will begin at 6:30 pm at the library. William’s book, No Ordinary Soldier: My Father’s Two Wars, will be available for sale and signing.

About Liz Gilmore Williams:

Liz Gilmore Williams worked as a writer and editor for more than 20 years in Washington, D.C., for two offices of the U.S. Congress and other organizations. Liz enjoys interviewing people who’ve had a front-row seat to history and researching the historical context of their experiences. She received an MA in American studies from the University of Maryland and belongs to the South Carolina Writers Association. She lives with her husband and her best friend, Sunny, her Golden retriever, in McCormick, South Carolina.