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Friday May 17, 2019

Join us on Friday, May 17th at 7:00 for a presentation by Jeffrey B. Miller, author of WWI Crusaders. He will talk about one of the world's largest food relief efforts that was run by a small band of Americans but is little-known today. He guarantees you'll be surprised by the story he tells. Come learn about 100 years ago and the start of America's journey from perceived nation of selfish shopkeepers to world leader in humanitarian aid. Miller believes this WWI story about helping others simply because it was the right, the moral, thing to do might lead us back to Making America Generous Again. The presentation will be followed by an author reception.

Miller (Behind the Lines, 2014, etc.) offers the second volume of a tour-de-force history detailing a little-known World War I humanitarian rescue mission, led by a future American president.

During the early years of the First World War, an amazing organization, the Commission for Relief in Belgium, gathered together a group of idealistic young Americans to keep the people in German-occupied Belgium from starving. Popular historian Miller continues detailing the history of this organization, which was formed and run by none other than Herbert Hoover, who left his own successful business and mining-engineering interests to lead it. He and his intrepid CRB delegates constantly struggled with German military and governmental authorities and with the Belgian relief agency Comité National, but they managed to manipulate, cajole, bluff, and fight their way to providing the most extensive food relief program in modern history. They did so by preserving their absolute political neutrality and winning the respect and support of even the German aggressors. To succeed, Hoover and his band knew they had to be on the right side of worldwide public opinion: “Hoover’s understanding of this concept, and of the way the world’s news media worked, would serve him and his cause extremely well from the very beginning.” Miller delivers compelling portraits of young idealists who interrupted their lives to serve the CRB for no pay. He engagingly parallels this tale with the story of La Libre Belgique, a scrappy underground newspaper that continually poked the Germans in the eye; he shows how even though the Germans jailed and executed Belgian patriots associated with the paper, nothing could stop it from getting published. Miller is an accomplished writer who never gets in the way of his intriguing story, eliminating tiresome footnotes and in-text citations that might have detracted from the gripping historical narrative.

A magnum opus that celebrates the qualities of compassion, honor, and humanitarian virtue


Jeffrey B. Miller is an award-winning writer whose last three books have been Best Books of the year (one for Publishers Weekly and two for Kirkus). He has been a Denver-based professional writer, magazine editor, and book author for more than 40 years. He started six magazines (city, regional, and national), was editor-in-chief of five inflight magazines, spent 13 years as a freelance travel writer, and was director of communications for AAA Colorado, supervising its website, magazine, public relations, public affairs, and traffic safety.

He co-authored with Dr. Gordon Ehlers FACING YOUR FIFTIES: Every Man's Reference to Mid-life Health (M. Evans & Co., 2002) which was a Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2002. After three years of research and writing, he self-published BEHIND THE LINES (Milbrown Press, 2014), which was a Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014. The Starred Review stated: "An excellent history that should catapult Miller to the top tier of popular historians." (He's still waiting for the catapult.) After an additional three years of research and writing, he recently self-published WWI CRUSADERS (Milbrown Press, 2018), which has been named a Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2018.