Virtual Event - Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:30 pm - The First Tuesday Book Group

The First Tuesday Book Group meets on Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:30 pm to discuss Elephant Company. The First Tuesday Book Group is open to all each month, come and join the discussion!

This book club meeting will take place on Zoom. Connect here.

Meeting ID: 895 6155 1647
Password: 002297

In 1920, Billy Williams came to colonial Burma as a “forest man” for a British teak company. Mesmerized by the intelligence and character of the great animals who hauled logs through the jungle, he became a gifted “elephant wallah.” In Elephant Company, Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams’s growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage, trust, and gratitude.

Elephant Company is also a tale of war and daring. When Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite British Force 136 and operated behind enemy lines. His war elephants carried supplies, helped build bridges, and transported the sick and elderly over treacherous mountain terrain. As the occupying authorities put a price on his head, Williams and his elephants faced their most perilous test. Elephant Company, cornered by the enemy, attempted a desperate escape: a risky trek over the mountainous border to India, with a bedraggled group of refugees in tow. Part biography, part war epic, Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known chapter in the annals of wartime heroism.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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DIESEL, A Bookstore in Del Mar
12843 El Camino Real, Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92130
Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save  Lives in World War II Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812981650
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 14th, 2015

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