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Everybody's War: Book Talk and Signing

  • April 26, 2014
  • Coos Historical & Maritime Museum

Everybody’s War: Book signing and reading at Museum

Local author and restaurateur Wim de Vriend will give a reading, and sign copies of his new book, Everybody’s War, at the Coos Historical and 

Maritime Museum in Simpson Park, North Bend, on Saturday, April 26, starting at 1 p.m.

Everybody’s War: People Who Rebuilt Their Lives, and Enemies Who Became Friends, in the Long Shadow of World War II, is a memoir and personal journal. Offering often-funny, always-unusual stories about his customers, de Vriend ties them to his memories of occupied 

Holland during World War II. 

His memories of the Dutch people, soldiers both American and German, persecuted Jews, and others -- all of whom hoped to find a place of “freedom and peace” -- gives readers and listeners a chance to see life in 

America from a different vantage point.

Still, the book keeps a solid focus on the 

South Oregon Coast and de Vriend’s alert, unvarnished take on daily life in downtown Coos Bay .

De Vriend will have copies of his book available for sale and signing. Admission to the reading is free and open to the public at the Coos Historical and 

Maritime Museum, 1220 Sherman Ave., North Bend , just south of the McCullough Bridge .

1220 Sherman Ave.
North Bend, OR 97459
Phone: 541-756-6320
info@cooshistory.org

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