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Join Bestselling Author Adam Makos for the Launch of “Spearhead”!

February 20, 2019

Join Bestselling Author Adam Makos for the Launch of
Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
USS Constitution Museum | Charlestown Navy Yard
6 PM – Lecture
7 PM – Book Signing & Reception

In the waning days of World War II, the legendary 3rd Armored Division led the charge against the Third Reich’s last defenses. Behind the barrel of a Sherman tank, Corporal Clarence Smoyer had fought through Belgium and endured the Battle of the Bulge. Now, his “Spearhead” Division faced their toughest target yet: the fortress city of Cologne and the ferocious Panzer IV tanks defending it.

Discover Smoyer’s tale of brutal combat – and his surprising connection with an enemy tanker – in Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II. Bestselling author Adam Makos captures the heroics and harrowing dangers of tank warfare. Through his exhaustive research and interviews with veterans, he tells a story not about steel machines, but about the individuals at their triggers – and those caught in the crossfire.

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Join Mr. Makos – and Clarence Smoyer himself – as they celebrate the launch of the new book and share how two tankers fought each other, then forged a bond years after their battle. Copies of Spearhead will be available for sale and signing by both Mr. Makos and Mr. Smoyer. Enjoy refreshments, meet the author and his inspiration,  and learn more about this intense and intimate story of war.

RSVP by February 13, 2019. This event is free, but registration is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis. This exciting event is sure to fill up quickly, so reserve your spot today!