to honorGeorge Fosty George is the co-author/author of eight books: "Sustaining The Wings: A 50-Year History of Sheppard AFB, 1941-1991" (1991),"The Desperate Glory: The Battle of Dieppe, 1942" (1991),"Splendid Is The Sun: The 5,000 Year History of Hockey "(2003),"Black Ice: The Lost History of the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, 1895-1925" (2004),"Footie's Black Book: A Guide To International Association Football" (2010),"Short Lines: The Poems Of A Railroad Trackman 1979-1987" (2010),"Where Brave Men Fall: The Battle Of Dieppe And The Espionage War Against Hitler, 1939-1942" (2013), andTribes: A Hockey History (June 2013).His writings also appear in the book, "Multiple Lenses: Voices From The Diaspora In Canada" (2007). In the early 1990's George worked as a Military Historian for the United States Air Force documenting the history of the USAAF and its predecessor, the U.S. Army Air Corps. Greorge is a leading expert on the Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes, an all-black hockey league that existed in Eastern Canadafrom 1895 to 1931. In 2007, he was featured in the ESPN documentary "Frozen Out". In addition to his work in Military Aviation and Hockey history, George has also worked extensively in the areas of Hawaiian history and International Association Football (Soccer). George is a founder and president of the Society of North American Historians And Researchers (SONAHR) www.sonahrsports.com as well as the Black Ice Hockey And Sports Hall of Fame Conference and the Black Ice Project. In 1991 George served as a historical consultant on two NBC military documentaries: "Early Aviation In North Texas" and "Sheppard's Medical Air Evacuation-Vietnam". He has produced four hockey documentary pilots including: "All Or Nothing" (1998), and "Ice Wars: A Hockey History" (1999). He produced/co-wrote "Black Ice: The Documentary", winner of the Best Short Film Award at the 2008 Roxbury International Film Festival in Boston, Massachusetts.The "TOP ADVOCATES FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION & EDUCATION" AWARDS RECEPTION takes place on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 6pm to 8pm, at The Mansion at the Woodlands at Woodbury, One Southwoods Road, Woodbury, NY.To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net Proceeds support the Oyster Bay Historical Society's important programs and services! The Oyster Bay Historical Society, http://www.oysterbayhistorical.org/, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a broad public interest in and awareness of the rich and distinctive history of the Town of Oyster Bay, to collect, preserve, and make accessible to everyone artifacts, books, documents, records, photographs, and other materials pertinent to the history and development of Oyster Bay and to stimulate and educate the community through exhibitions, programs, and publications designed to interpret our past, to reflect on our future, and to bring our history to life in the present.
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