Dr. Antonio S. Thompson, assistant professor of history and an APSU alumnus, will be available to sign copies of his first published work, titled “German Jackboots on Kentucky Bluegrass: Housing German Prisoners of War in Kentucky, 1942-46” and published by Diversion Press.
The book signing is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 22 between 12 noon and 2 p.m.
The book signing is sponsored by Books on Main in Hopkinsville. Books will be available for purchase and cost will be $20 at the signing. Thompson’s new book presents a case of American humanitarianism, adherence to international law, Southern hospitality and friendship and mutual respect between “enemies” in a brutal and bitter war. This academic work provides the first book-length look at the housing of German prisoners of war in Kentucky during World War II. It tackles the mysterious murals painted by prisoners at Camp Breckinridge, the Afrika Korps symbols left on chimneys at Fort Knox and the issues of Nazi versus anti-Nazi at Camp Campbell, now Fort Campbell.
(The rest of this article can be found in this week’s edition of The Cadiz Record)