Having come of age during the Dust Bowl, Willard Garvey rode the rails during the height of the Great Depression to work in the California orchards made famous by The Grapes of Wrath. He sailed the Queen Mary to fight in World War II, and was one of the first three American officers in Berlin after its fall, subsequently attending the Potsdam Conference. Upon returning to the United States, he found success in real estate and foreign investments and funded affordable housing projects from South America to Asia, all the while campaigning tirelessly for independent journalism and limited government at home. Maura McEnaney talked about her book, Willard Garvey: An Epic Life, in which she recounts the life of the late entrepreneur Willard Garvey, who financed housing projects throughout the world and championed privatization and a limited government.
Michele Zackheim is the author of four books and has worked as a fresco muralist, installation artist, print-maker and painter. She will talk about her new novel, Last Train To Paris. (Europa Editions)
Maura McEnaney is a Pulitzer-Prize winning business writer and editor with over 30 years of experience. She will talk about her latest book, Willard Garvey: An Epic Life. (Independent Institute)
Annabelle Gurwitch is the author of You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up and Fired! which became an acclaimed documentary and Showtime Comedy Special. She will talk about her new book, I See You Made An Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories From the Edge of 50.(Blue Rider Press) For more information, visit her website, www.AnnabelleGurwitch.com.