Thursday, July 10, 2008

John Fleischman to Speak July 24

John Fleischman -- Science Writer
Aviation Heritage Speaker Series
July 24, 2008, 7:00 pm

John Fleischman, who likes to write about science and has made a career out of it, will talk about his most recent book, Black & White Airmen: Their True History, at the Engineer s Club, 110 East Monument Avenue, Dayton, Thursday, July 24th at 7:00pm.

The Engineers Club s Cyber Pub will be open to the public prior to the presentation. Plan on an entire evening out by starting with dinner before hand. The evening menu consists of pub food such as mini burgers, turkey club and chicken wings. No reservations are required for the pub.

His newest non-fiction book for older children is titled Black & White
Airmen: Their True History, published last June. Fleischman says, It is about flying, WWII, segregation, and friendship. And it has a happy ending. Copies of this book will be for sale at the talk, and Fleischman will be available for booksignings.

Fleischman s first non-fiction book for older kids, Phineas Gage: A Gruesome But True Story About Brain Science, won many awards such as the Notable Children s Book and Best Book for Young Adults. Fleishman is working on his third nonfiction book for older children about animals that have won the Nobel Prize in Medicine (You thought only people won them?).

For more information about this talk and other future speakers coming to the Engineer s Club call Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park at 937.225.7705.

The Speakers Series is designed to offer the public a variety of knowledgeable speakers addressing topics related to aviation history through engaging discussion and often first-hand accounts. It is sponsored by the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and the Engineers Club of Dayton. The Engineers Club is located at 110 East Monument Avenue, Dayton. This event is free and open to the public and seating is on a first come, first served basis.

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