Jimmy Stewart Author, Robert Matzen, to Speak at the Mighty Eighth

Mission_CoverIf you’re a fan of the Eighth Air Force and Jimmy Stewart, be the Birthplace Chapter’s guest at this special book signing on May 16. Author Robert Matzen will present and sign his book “Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe”, featuring actor and 8th AF veteran Jimmy Stewart. Cocktails will be at 5:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Price is $15 and includes dinner. This book is available in the museum’s Gift Store and online HERE. RSVP to Carolyn Steigmeier at (912) 787-9542 between May 1-13. About the Author: Robert Matzen The author of Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe, his seventh book, broke into print straight out of college with the mass-market paperback, Research Made Easy: a Guide for Students and Writers for Bantam Books, where his editor was the New York publishing-world legend, Toni Burbank. He spent 10 years with NASA Headquarters working in communications. His interest in aviation contributed to the success of his sixth book, Fireball: Carole Lombard and the Mystery of Flight 3, which rose to number two on the Amazon bestseller list for biographies, won the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award as Biography of the Year, earned praise from the Smithsonian Institution, and cemented Robert’s Robert_Matzen_Headshotreputation as one of the leading researchers in popular literature today. His fifth, Errol & Olivia: Ego & Obsession in Golden Era Hollywood, topped three bestseller lists and was a finalist in both the USA Book Awards and ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year competitions. Recently, his 2009 book co-authored with Michael Mazzone, Errol Flynn Slept Here, rocketed back onto the bestseller lists and now ranks as the most popular book ever written about a Hollywood mansion. Robert has appeared as an expert on Hollywood history on radio and television programs coast to coast and also worked on several occasions for the BBC. He earned a national byline from Fox News for his piece on the disappearance of Malaysian Air Flight MH-370. Robert is also a filmmaker whose work has achieved national broadcast and won awards including a New York Festivals Gold Medal, American Association of Museums Muse Award, and many others. His 2001 historical documentary, When the Forest Ran Red, is recognized as the classic film interpretation of the French and Indian War in America—the war that launched the career of George Washington. Robert’s motion picture work includes many programs for NASA where he collaborated with more than a dozen astronauts and many NASA senior leaders on videos for NASA events, the nasa.gov website, and NASA Television.