Author Recounts Story of World War II Bomber Pilot Prisoner of War

Lecture and booksigning with James H. Keefe III on Aug. 27


SEATTLE, Aug. 15, 2011--Author James H. Keefe III will talk about his award-winning book, "Two Gold Coins and a Prayer - The Epic Journey of a World War II Bomber Pilot and POW," the story about his father's dramatic World War II experiences as a downed bomber pilot and prisoner of war. Keefe's extensively researched book is based upon the first-person accounts of his father, USAF Lt. Col. James H. Keefe, Jr. The presentation will include rare photographs and a look into the seven years it took to create the book. Keefe will sign copies of his book following the presentation. The program is free with admission to the Museum.


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