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Author Event: John Driscoll
On Monday evening, December 16, This House of Books hosts author John Brian Driscoll, as he presents a reading from his new book, Gonzo Road Show Diary. The reading will begin at 5:30. With him will be Randall LeCocq, his co-author on the 2018 book, The Battle of the Bulge, A Montana Perspective.
The date of this event is significant. It is the 75th anniversary of the start of the Ardennes Counteroffensive, better known as the “Battle of the Bulge.” This was described as “the greatest battle in the history of the American army.” 688,000 G.I.s were committed to the fight. Although the Allies prevailed in the five-week battle, it cost the United States 105,102 casualties. In 2018, Driscoll and fellow author Randall LeCocq toured Montana to talk about their book about the battle, The Battle of the Bulge, A Montana Perspective. The current book, Gonzo Road Show Diary, presents thoughts and impressions gathered on that tour. Both books will be available at this event.
John Driscoll is a former U.S. Forest Service Smokejumper, a former Speaker of the Montana House of Representatives, and a retired Colonel of the Montana Army National Guard. His last military assignment was working several years on the Joint Staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.