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San Diego in the 1940s and ’50s: War and Peace in Pictures

Join us for a special holiday presentation by Roger Showley, formerly of the U-T and buy a signed copy of San Diego Memories II at a discount for friends and family!

The San Diego History Center, in partnership with the San Diego Union-Tribune, is pleased to announce a new coffee-table book, San Diego Memories II: War and Peace – The 1940s and 1950s. This heirloom-quality, 176-page book features the San Diego area during a turning point in American history with photos from the San Diego History Center, the Union-Tribune, private collectors and submissions from the public.

RSVP: Free for SDHC Members/$5 Non-Members (can be applied to purchase of book)
List price for book: $49.95

SDHC Members receive a 15% discount for a signed copy of San Diego Memories II!
Non-members who join that day get 15% off price (must join at a level ABOVE the $50 electronic delivery membership only).

Roger Showley retired in 2018 after 44 years at the San Diego Union-Tribune, where he covered real estate, urban development, historic preservation and other topics. A third-generation San Diego, he graduated from Point Loma High School and UC San Diego, where he majored in history. He has written several books on local history, including the ongoing series for the U-T and the San Diego History Center, “San Diego Memories,” the latest of which covers the 1940s and ’50s. He is lives in Scripps Ranch with his wife, Carol. They have two grown children, also local residents.


December 17, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Thornton Theatre, San Diego History Center
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101 United States