McCann will talk about two of her books at Bode, Livermore libraries

Author is working on book about the prisoner of war camps in Iowa during World War II, including the POW camp in Algona

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Linda Betsinger McCann will be discussing her book, “The Civilian Conservation Corps in Northeast Iowa,” at the Bode Library. The book, published in 2016, talks about the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was a federal program that assisted young men in supporting their families during the Great Depression. The men worked in different areas, and one of their projects was a drainage camp in Bancroft.

An Iowa author will be visiting two area libraries on Thursday to discuss and sign copies of two of her books.

Linda Betsinger McCann will be at the Bode Library at 2 p.m. and at the Livermore Library at 7 p.m.

McCann will be discussing her book, “The Civilian Conservation Corps in Northeast Iowa,” at the Bode Library. The book, published in 2016, talks about the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was a federal program that assisted young men in supporting their families during the Great Depression. The men worked in different areas, and one of their projects was a drainage camp in Bancroft.

McCann has spoken with 19 men who were in the corps and wrote about their memories in the book.

At the Livermore Library, the author will be talking about her 2014 book, “Prohibition in Eastern Iowa.”

In addition, McCann is working on another book about the prisoner of war camps in Iowa during World War II. This includes the POW camp in Algona.

That book is expected to be completed in October.

According to a press release from McCann, she “loves finding that little-known area of Iowa history and finding first-hand accounts to share.”

She has written 11 books, and will be signing copies of them, as well as have them available for purchase, at both Bode and Livermore.

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