author of Burn, Bomb, Destroy: The German Sabotage Campaign in North America, 1914-1917 Thursday, Sept 9, 5-7pm About the book: Many believe that World War I was only fought "over there," as the popular 1917 song goes, in the trenches and muddy battlefields of Northern France and Belgium - they are wrong. From the outbreak of World War I, German spies and sabotage agents set out to destroy neutral America’s industries and war-fighting capabilities, executing destructive missions against railway bridges and waterways, blowing up and setting fire to transport ships, factories, munition plants, and warehouses—including many right here in the state of New York. About the author: After serving seven years in the United States Army, Mike joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department where he spent 34 years as a detective and FBI-certified bomb technician on the Bomb Squad. He has investigated and rendered safe hundreds of incidents involving bombs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Now retired, he continues to provide police training to the next generation of detectives, bomb disposal officers, and agents. He is a new resident of Oswego.