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Speaker Series: Timothy Boyce

Join Timothy Boyce as he presents on his national book tour of the World War II concentration camp diary, From Day to Day. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Hailed by The New Yorker as “among the most compelling documents to come out of the war,” From Day to Day is a World War II concentration camp diary—one of only a handful ever translated into English—secretly written by Odd Nansen, a Norwegian political prisoner. Arrested in January 1942, Nansen, son of polar explorer and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen, was held captive for the duration of the war in various Nazi camps in Norway and Germany. Nansen’s diary entries detail his longing for his wife and family, his constantly frustrated hopes for release, and his horror at the especially barbaric treatment reserved for the Jews. The diary brilliantly illuminates Nansen’s daily struggle, not only to survive, but to preserve his sanity and maintain his humanity in a world engulfed by fear and hate.

Timothy Boyce practiced law for many years, most recently serving as the Managing Partner of the Charlotte, NC office of Dechert LLP, a global law firm with offices in 14 countries. He holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Finance, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He received a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.  Tim, who currently lives in Tryon, NC with his wife Tara, two horses, two dogs and two cats, retired in 2014 to devote full time to writing. 

Later Event: August 31
Closed for Labor Day