Historian, author Craig Smith at downtown Pleasanton book store today

Author Craig Smith draws upon military records, diary entries, personal interviews and his own extensive on-the-ground reporting to create a comprehensive picture of the hardships and brutalities faced by both sides of the conflict. Told in their own words, these six individuals share their captivating stories of perseverance, including their struggles in captivity and the small daily triumphs that gave them the hope to continue living. He will be discussing his latest book at 7 p.m., June 21 at Towne Center Books, 555 Main St., Pleasanton. This is a free event but reservations are helpful 846-8826 or email orders@towncenter.com.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Timothy T
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 21, 2012 at 9:14 am

Both sides of *what* conflict?

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Steve
a resident of Parkside
on Jun 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

I was there at the conflict. It was bad. Really, really bad. You liberal loons just wouldn't understand. What conflict? Are you joking?!?!? God save this great country from the liberal communist living loons that fane ignorance in the face of grate irrudition.

 +   Like this comment
Posted by kim
a resident of Country Fair
on Jun 21, 2012 at 2:46 pm

that is the stupidist article I have seen in a long time. WHAT are you talking about?

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

The House of Representatives performs history’s first repeat hara-kiri
By Tom Cushing | 11 comments | 1,431 views

Net Neutrality?
By Roz Rogoff | 4 comments | 889 views

Net Neutrality a win or loss for open Internet and First Amendment?
By Gina Channell-Allen | 2 comments | 694 views