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Lecture: Dennis L. Noble

April 29, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

The Sailor’s Homer

Presented by Dennis L. Noble

This lecture is free with Museum admission, but reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited.

Lecture begins at 2:00 PM

While there are virtually no biographies of naval enlisted personnel, The Sailor’s Homer illustrates the life of writer Richard McKenna, who was a sailor from the late 1930s to the end of the Korean War. This biography provides a fuller perspective on the life of the many “faceless” enlisted sailors of McKenna’s era. During this lecture, author Dennis Noble will expand on his biography and explore McKenna’s literary works. After Noble retired from the U.S. Navy in 1978, he attended Purdue University, receiving a Ph.D. in history. Noble is the author of 15 books and has received numerous awards.

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April 29, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
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The Mariners’ Museum
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Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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