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Auntie’s to host signing by military historian Kelly

On Friday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., author Christopher Kelly will appear at Auntie's Bookstore in support of his new book, "America Invaded: A State by State Guide to Fighting on American Soil" (History Invasions Press, 414 pages).

"America Invaded," which Kelly, who lives in Sacramento, wrote with British co-author Stuart Laycock, is described as "tour of past conflicts waged on American soil, from the Atlantic to the Pacific."

Kelly is the author also of "America Invades: How We've Invaded or Been Involved with Almost Every Country on Earth," which a Kirkus reviewer described as "An intensive compendium of America’s interactions, both good and bad, with other countries that rightly leaves out the philosophizing."

Kelly was interviewed on Historynet.com. In it, he says this about "America Invaded": "Our new book ranges from the first arrival of Europeans in the New World to terrorism in the 21st century. In addition to history this book will offer tourist information, making it a kind of passport for readers to begin their own exploration of our nation’s amazing military history."

Considering how freely some people who Tweet are interpreting American history these days, Kelly's book is likely worth checking out. Auntie's is located at the corner of Main and Washington.