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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Author Mark Albertson To Speak at Stratford Library February 12

"Sunday Afternoon Talks" Series Offers World War I talk on Feb. 12
 The Stratford Library will continue with "Sunday Afternoon Talks", its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, 2 p.m. Feb. 12 with author/Professor Mark Albertson
"The popular program invites notable locals to speak in an informal atmosphere on a wide range of topics," the statement said.
Albertson will discuss "The Causes of World War I".  
"Sunday Afternoon Talks" is free and open to the public, the statement said.
"Albertson has been a member of the United States Naval Institute for more than 25 years.  He is an historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine.  He has published articles on issues of history and current events in newspapers and magazines," the statement said 
(refer to his web site, MARKWRITER.COM; proceed to the ARTICLE ARCHIVES for published clips). 
"Albertson has authored three books:  "USS Connecticut:  Constitution State Battleship; They'll Have to Follow You!",  "The Triumph of the Great White Fleet "and "On History:  A Treatise."
  In 2005, Albertson was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his efforts in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut, the statement said.  He teaches World War II history at Norwalk Community College for the Lifetime Learners Institute. 
The series will continue on March 11, with speaker Gerry Gillespie.  For more information call the library's Public Relations & Programming Office at 203.385.4162 or visit its website at:

Also, a book signing event for  Albertson will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at LaLuna's Restaurant, 168 Main St., Branford. He will be available to sign copies of his history book, "U.S.S. Connecticut."

Photo:  Mark Albertson is the special guest speaker at the Stratford Library, courtesy Stratford Library.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.


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