CSCL Program Room
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2:00-4:00
Join author, Jared Frederick for a glimpse into D-Day. Spring 1944. The world held its breath as hundreds of thousands of Allied combatants leapt across the English Channel in the largest amphibious operation of the Second World War. The epic of the Normandy invasion, legendary in myth and astounding in scope, comes to life as historian Jared Frederick resurrects long-forgotten tales of individual struggle, sacrifice, and community. Unearthing hundreds of accounts from period newspapers, he revives the lost voices of the momentous struggle to liberate Western Europe from Nazi tyranny.
In his book, Dispatches of D-Day, Frederick paints a moving portrait of the soldiers and home-front civilians dramatically affected by what Dwight Eisenhower called “the great crusade.” Among those personalities were the intrepid correspondents who demonstrated the meaningful significance of the free press in wartime. Jared shares highlights of the powerful saga of the D-Day experience.
About the author:
Jared Frederick has a lifelong passion for American History. His many books include Images of Modern America: Gettysburg National Military Park and various historical books for young adults. Prior to his career in academia, Frederick served as a park ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Following the Battle of Gettysburg sesquicentennial in 2013, Jared received the park’s Incentive Award for his contributions during the commemoration.
Jared has long been involved in the world of Public History, including historical interpretation and development at numerous sites. He has completed projects in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, Pennsylvania Civil War 150, and a multitude of state and national organizations. As an active reenactor, he believes the past can be taught in spheres beyond the traditional classroom.
Having served as a commentator on the American Battlefield Trust’s Civil War in Four series, Frederick has also appeared on C-SPAN, PBS, the Pennsylvania Cable Network, National Park Service productions, and various online documentaries. In 2019, he acted as a guest host on Turner Classic Movies for the channel’s 25th anniversary.
Frederick currently serves as an Instructor of History at Penn State Altoona, where he specializes in various realms of American History and civic engagement. Jared is available to present a broad range of historical lectures and presentations. Visit his site to learn more.