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Carson City Public Library Book Club

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Book club will meet Nov. 2, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss "The Greatest Beer Run Ever" a wildly entertaining feel-good memoir.
  • When Nov 02, 2021 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
  • Where Carson City Public Library
  • Contact Phone 989-584-3680
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The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty and War by John "Chick" Donohue and J.T. Molloy.

One night in 1967, 26 year old John Donohue-known as Chick- was out with friends, drinking in a New York city bar. The friends gathered there had lost loved ones in Vietnam. Now, they watched as anti-war protestors turned on the troops themselves. One neighborhood patriot came up with an inspired idea. Someone should sneak into Vietman, track down their buddies there, give them messages of support from back home, and share a few beers. It would be the Greatest Beer Run Ever. But who would be crazy enough to do It? One man was up for the challenge - a Marine Corps veteran turned merchant mariner who wasn't about to desert his buddies on the front lines when they needed him. Chick volunteered.