Author Michael Tougias will present “The Untold Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis (JFK and America’s Most Dangerous Spy Mission),” the third lecture in the Lamoille Valley Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's fall series, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Commodores Inn, 823 S. Main St., Stowe.
Doors open at 12:45 p.m.; the lecture begins at 1:30 sharp.
Tougias is author or co-author of 29 books, including seven survival-at-sea stories. Several of his books have been on The New York Times bestseller list.
His latest book, “Above and Beyond,” views the Cuban Missile Crisis from an unusual perspective. His talk highlights President Kennedy’s decision-making process during this highly stressful time.
Tougias enjoys the challenge of writing all types of books and has won awards for books in the categories of humor, young adult and history. He co-wrote “King Philip’s Indian War” and a humor and outdoor book, “There’s a Porcupine in My Outhouse: Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wanna-be,” which won the Independent Publishers Association Award for best nature book of the year.
He also gives inspirational presentations for business groups and colleges, sharing what he has learned from survivors and rescuers about overcoming adversity, making sound decisions and leadership.
Next up on Sept. 25 is “Bird Diva” Bridget Butler on the “Owls of Vermont.”
Refreshments follow the presentation. There is a $5 fee for nonmembers. Information: Ann Spearing, 888-7466; learn.uvm.edu/osher.