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Writer Adam Langer's Learns More about His Father For His Latest Book

Writer Adam Langer has said that he strives to write with a cinematic quality. For his latest work, he wanted to try something more akin to a documentary. It's called My Father's Bonus March. Langer says his late father had talked for decades about writing a book on the 1932 demonstration by World War I vets. But the book never happened, and Langer never quite understood his father's motivations. So he went out, Studs Terkel style with recorder in hand, and spoke with his dad's old friends and colleagues. For WBEZ, Ron Litke recently talked with Adam Langer, who explained what led to that little-known event called the Bonus March.

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