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Donald L. Miller, Author of Masters of the Air, to Speak April 30 at the Spa Little Theater

Donald Miller, author of Masters of the Air, will speak in Saratoga Springs April 30. Donald Miller, author of Masters of the Air, will speak in Saratoga Springs April 30.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Historian and author Donald Miller will be featured in a program at 7 p.m. on April 30 at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Springs. 

The Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library’s Saratoga Book Festival, in partnership with Literary Arts@SPAC and the Saratoga County Veterans Peer Connection program, will present the event: “Masters of the Air: An Evening with Donald L. Miller.” 

Miller’s book, “Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany,” (Simon & Schuster), is the inspiration behind the Apple TV streaming series Masters of the Air. The series is produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.

The book tells the story of the American Eighth Air Force in World War II and the young pilots who flew the bombers that helped defeat the Nazis and liberate Europe. 

“Miller’s interviews of more than 100 surviving airmen as well as civilians who were victims of the bombing campaigns in Great Britain and Europe, shed new insights into what was essentially an entirely new form of warfare,” Ellen Beal, Co-Chair and Founder of the Saratoga Book Festival said in a statement.

The book talk will include a short clip from a key scene of the Masters of the Air TV series and an audience Q&A, followed by a book signing. Tickets and copies of the book are available now at https://saratogabookfestival.org/donald-l-miller-event/. Veterans are encouraged to sign up for free passes at: https://saratogabookfestival.org/donald-l-miller-event/.

Miller has authored 10 books and has hosted, co-produced, or served as historical consultant for more than 30 television documentaries. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications.

The Saratoga Book Festival is an annual citywide book festival and literary marketplace that showcases acclaimed writers and debut authors, workshops, programs for children and teens, and other events. This year’s Saratoga Book Festival will be held Oct. 5-6, 2024 in Saratoga Springs. Most events and all youth programs offer free admission. For more information, go to: saratogabookfestival.org.

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