Learning Unlimited: Japanese Submarines off the West Coast | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Learning Unlimited: Japanese Submarines off the West Coast

Tue, January 28, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join journalist and historian John Geoghegan for this revelatory look at the activities of the Japanese military off the coast of California after WWII.

Japanese Sub Attacks On the West Coast During World War II! Did you know that the west coast was crawling with Japanese submarines in the weeks following the attack on Pearl Harbor? They not only sunk a number of merchant vessels, but shelled the American mainland on more than one occasion for nearly a year.

John J. Geoghegan, author of "Operation Storm: Japan’s Top Secret Plan to Change the Course of World War II," will speak on this fascinating but little known period of American history using first person interviews he conducted with the Japanese officers and crew who patrolled the California coast. Mr. Geoghegan's talk will be lavishly illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams and illustrations of the ships, submarines, and Japanese naval personnel that stalked California.

John J. Geoghegan began his journalism career as a Special Correspondent for the New York Times. He is the author of two books, OPERATION STORM, which The Wall Street Journal called, “a fascinating, meticulously researched and deft account,” and HEAR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW about becoming deaf virtually overnight.

John also shepherded into production, co-wrote and served as technical consultant on a documentary for PBS Television based on his reporting, which the New York Times called, "consistently…fascinating history." John specializes in reporting on unusual inventions that fail in the market despite their innovative nature, and has written more than a hundred articles for such publications as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, and Smithsonian Air & Space.

$10 w/Advance Reg
$12 w/Day-of Reg

Location: Kurland Lounge

Please call 415.444.8000 to register.

Registrations are non-refundable.

Fees do not cover the cost of programs!
Learning Unlimited lectures are made possible, in part, by Donors to the Osher Marin JCC’s Annual Fund in support of Adult & Senior Programs To make a gift in support of our lecture series, please click here and designate your gift to "Adult Learning & Living".