The Salem Museum is pleased to present for its November program Dr. James Buchanan of Blacksburg, to speak on his “Easy War.”
Buchanan was a young naval officer in WWII who somehow found himself posted on the staff of Admiral Chester Nimitz, allowing him to experience WWII in the Pacific while observing the top brass from a “Bird’s Eye Perspective.” Though he was only at sea for a few weeks, he was intimately familiar with the crucial battles of the War from his vantage point at headquarters, and is one of the last men alive who worked closely with the top brass of the Pacific War.
After the war, Buchanan continued his academic career teaching economics, culminating in winning the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1986.
Don’t miss your chance to hear from this representative of the Greatest Generation on Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Museum!
Submitted by John Long, Salem Museum.