DATE: Saturday, December 22, 2018, 11:00am
DETAILS: The author of “Christmas 1945: The Story of the Greatest Celebration in American History,”
Matthew Litt, who will talk about the book, in the Officers’ Wardroom of the Battleship on
Saturday, Dec. 22 from 11am to 12:30pm. Matthew will also have books available for sale
and will sign any book purchased. This event is free to attend with a tour of the Battleship.
“Christmas 1945” is the bestselling non-fiction book from author Matthew R. Litt. In December 1945,
WWII was finally over and the country was ready to celebrate after four dark holiday seasons. This
book tells the true stories of “Christmas 1945 – the Greatest Celebration in American History.” Some
stories will make you smile, some will make you cry – all will restore your American and holiday spirit
and your faith in humankind.
Matthew has appeared on countless television and radio shows, and in Time magazine to discuss
“Christmas 1945.” He has been invited to speak to large groups and small groups, using the true stories
from “Christmas 1945” to raise everyone’s holiday & American spirit! The book and presentation are
secular, focusing on history and humankind rather than religion.
Matthew is also a practicing attorney and a professional speaker who travels the country lecturing on
the art and science of persuasive writing.
The Battleship is open for tours from 9:30am to 3pm every day, except Christmas, through December 31.
The Battleship will be open on weekends from 9:30am to 3pm in January and February. The Battleship
PHOTO OPP: “Christmas 1945” Author Presenting and Signing Books Aboard the Battleship
Berthed on the Camden Waterfront across the Delaware River from Center City Philadelphia, the
Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is a non-profit historic ship museum that offers tours,
Educational programs, group packages, event rental space and overnights. Watch the 6pm and
Midnight SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks over the Waterfront from the deck of the Battleship!
Music, food concessions, bar service and the amazing view of fireworks! Just a $10 donation gets you
aboard. For tickets, visit www.battleshipnmewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 x108.