When: Sat., May 30, 12-3 p.m. 2015
Remnants of the Cold War era can be found all around the Lilac City if one looks closely enough. Author and historian Lee O’Connor looked closely and carefully while researching his book Take Cover, Spokane, an in-depth look at mid-century Spokane during a period of fallout-shelter mania. At the time, government leaders seriously worried the city was at risk of a Soviet nuclear attack because of its size and proximity to Fairchild Air Force Base. This led to mass propaganda encouraging residents to build backyard fallout shelters and in public places. Pick O’Connor’s brain in person about all the fascinating details outlined in his historic account during a signing and Q&A session on Saturday.
Sat, May 30, from noon-3 pm • Free • Auntie’s Bookstore • 402 W. Main • auntiesbooks.com • 838-0206