The Secret Alliance to Prevent World War II
Featured Speaker: Stan S. Katz, DDS
The unexpected acquisition of the personal and official papers of a high-ranking American intelligence agent, Colonel Sidney Forrester Mashbir (1891-1973), guided Stan Katz on a 20-year literary/historical journey to unveil a new window on a half- century of U.S.-Japanese relations. Members of the Japanese royal family heroically attempted to prevent conflict between their nations. Katz’s novel The Emperor and the Spy, and his illustrated biography titled The Art of Peace, highlight the significant and unknown efforts of many Japanese leaders and their Western counterparts to maintain goodwill between two former strong allies, who then became adversaries, and how they came together again in friendship.
Stan S. Katz is a local historian and author whose research focuses on U.S.-Japan alliances. Katz was a dentist in Rochester, New York, a San Diego high-school teacher, and an owner of rare-book stores. He serves on the board of the San Diego World Affairs Council. Katz received his BS in Chemistry from Brooklyn College, his teaching degree from Alliant International University, and his dental degree from Georgetown University.
Coordinator: Suzanne Orcutt
1/8/2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla
Included with membership, no registration required.