Date & Time

Thursday, September 21, 2023

5:30 pm Doors Open / Registration
6:00 pm Program

$20 for Members (Limit 2 tickets per Member)
$30 for Non-Members

Register online today
or call (415) 673-6672 x238


Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102


Meet Best-Selling Author: Mr. Alex Kershaw

We continue our 2023 Meet the Author Series, featuring Mr. Alex Kershaw. Alex Kershaw is the author of numerous books on World War II, including the New York Times best-sellers The Bedford Boys, The Longest Winter, Avenue of Spies, and his latest best-selling book Against All Odds: A True Story of Ultimate Courage and Survival in World War II, the untold story of four of the most decorated soldiers of World War II.

His 2012 book, The Liberator: One World War II Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau, was made into a drama series aired by Netflix in 2020. Kershaw’s book, The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II, published in 2019, was a national best-seller.

A graduate of University College, Oxford, England, Kershaw’s journalism has appeared in many magazines and newspapers since 1990, and he has also worked as a screenwriter and in television, penning an award-winning 2004 documentary on Bobby Kennedy.

He is an honorary colonel in the 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division.

Since 2012, Kershaw has led many battlefield tours of Europe and he will be leading tours for the Friends of the National World War II Memorial to Italy in October 2023 and to London, Normandy, and Paris in 2024. Kershaw serves as Resident Historian of the Friends of the National World War II Memorial.