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Author DL Havlin to discuss books, history at Matlacha Menagerie

July 2, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

Author DL Havlin will be at the Matlacha Menagerie, Friday, July 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. He will discuss how the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane, the Brooklyn Bridge and a Christmas cocktail party that helped win World War II.

Havlin's novel, "Blue Water, Red Blood," answers the question and relates the story of two Americans, Holland Smith and Don Roebling, who were instrumental in winning the island battles in the Pacific. In the novel that features more history than fiction, Smith develops the tactics used to defeat the Japanese and Roebling develops the amphibious tractor that makes Smith's plans a reality. The machine was developed and manufactured in Florida and made war's most dangerous event, frontal assault against a fortified beach, possible.

"Blue Water, Red Blood" follows thriller, "A Place No One Should Go" and Civil War novel "The Cross on Cotton Creek "as the 3rd Double Edge Press publication of a Havlin book in the last 24 months.

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Author DL Havlin will be at Matlacha Menagerie
July 5. The public is invited to hear his presentation.


Matlacha Menagerie is at 4604 Pine Island Road, N.W., in Matlacha. For additional information about the electric art gallery, call 239-282-0099.



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