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Jacob L. Devers: A General's Life

250 East Market Street, York, PA 17401

August 22, 2022

7 p.m.

Free; Must preregister

Location: York County Historical Society Museum

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Held quarterly, Bookmarked the zoom book club will showcase one book with York County ties per meeting. We ask you to register for each book club meeting separately. Registration for the August meeting can be found here. Once registered you will receive a promo code to use when purchasing the books through the York County History Center Book Store. If you are local to the area you can check out the first book selection through the York County Libraries. Come prepared with questions and insight!

York native General Jacob L. "Jake" Devers was one of only two officers to command an army group during the decisive campaigns of 1944-1945 that liberated Europe and ended the war with Nazi Germany. After the war, Devers led the Army Ground Forces in the United States and eventually retired in 1949 after 40 years of service. Despite incredible successes on the battlefield, General George C. Marshall's "dependable man" remains one of the most underrated and overlooked figures of his generation.

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