Gary Moore Book Signing
The Book Shop hosted a speaking engagement and book signing session with author Gary Moore on November 12, 2009.
Based on the true story of Moore's father, Gene Moore, "Playing with the Enemy: A Baseball Prodigy, World War II, and the Long Journey Home" is the riveting story of a depression-era youth and his brush with destiny.
Moore's father was a farm boy from Sesser, Ill., who at the age of 15 had the Brooklyn Dodgers interested in his baseball talent. Before he could get to the Major Leagues, World War II struck and he found himself playing ball for the Navy in North Africa and Azores, Portugal. Eventually Moore was sent back to the United States on a special top secret mission to guard German sailors captured from a U-505 submarine. Unable to field a team, Gene convinced his commander to let him teach German sailors how to play baseball. A fateful occurrence at this time would forever change the course of his life.
Academy Award winning producer Gerald Molen is producing the motion picture of "Playing with the Enemy." Molen has produced or coproduced numerous cinema blockbusters including "Shindler's List," "Jurassic Park," "Rain Man," "Days of Thunder" and "Minority Report." Moore's son Toby will star in the film as Gene Moore.
Gary Moore is an entrepreneur, business executive, speaker, sales trainer, musician and author. In addition to "Playing with the Enemy," he is a contributing author for "Chicken Soup for the Father and Son Soul."
Filled with memorable characters from an extraordinary time in our country's history, anyone interested in history, baseball or nostalgia will enjoy this book. Also, anyone who thought they knew where their life was leading and suddenly faced a life changing event, will be able to relate to this heart-warming memoir of faded dreams and new hope.