A Splendid Prison: Greenbrier Hotel Book Event highlights its History

Potomac Books author Harvey Solomon will be reading from and signing his new book Such Splendid Prisons: Diplomatic Detainment in America during World War II this Saturday, February 15, at the Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, WV.

The Greenbrier Hotel was one of several American luxury hotels where foreign diplomats were detained after the attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The book highlights five of the detainees: a suave, calculating Nazi ambassador and his charming but conflicted wife; a wily veteran Japanese journalist; a beleaguered American wife of a Japanese spy posing as a diplomat; and a spirited but naive college-aged daughter of a German military attaché.

Harvey Solomon is a freelance writer based in Washington, DC. He is the author of three nonfiction books, including Book of Days: ’60s: A Day-by-Day Look at the Pop Culture Moments That Made History. He has written articles for dozens of publications, including the Boston Herald, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter, and Variety.

The event will take place at the Greenbrier Shoppe & Newsstand, located in the lower lobby shop corridor. It is open to the public.


1913 Front Entrance
of the Greenbrier Hotel

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