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Historian, author Craig Smith at downtown Pleasanton book store today

Original post made on Jun 21, 2012

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

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 21, 2012, 7:32 AM

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

Both sides of *what* conflict?

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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.

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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?

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