Journalist Louise Esola’s book tells the entire story of the only Seventh Fleet warship lost during the war, setting the record straight on the June 3, 1969 disaster that the Department of Defense inaccurately maintains had nothing to do with the war. Esola, a 15-year journalist, spent four years working on the book, conducting hundreds of interviews and researching declassified information.
Esola gives a narrative nonfiction with a “you-are-there feel” while telling the story of America’s most unpopular war.
‘American Boys’ has collected five-star reviews on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.
Esola will be available signing books and talking about the plight of 74 fallen Americans who died in the Vietnam War and the families and shipmates who have yet to see their names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The author visit is being held at the Colusa Scout Cabin located 901 Parkhill in Colusa.
The program will begin at 6:30 PM with refreshments and time to meet the author.