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Author Of Book On Russian Five To Visit Houghton

The following press release was issued by the Portage Lake District Library:

Keith Gave, author of the 2019 Michigan Notable Book The Russian Five: A Story of Espionage, Defection, Bribery and Courage (now a feature film), will visit the Portage Lake District Library on Thursday, June 20, at 6:30PM to discuss his book about the Detroit Red Wings famous line-up of Russian players in the 1990s.

Keith Gave spent six years in the United States Army as a Russian linguist working for the National Security Agency during the Cold War. Nothing could have better prepared him for a career as a sports writer covering hockey for The Detroit Free Press. His 15 years with the newspaper were the highlight of a career spanning nearly 40 years in the news industry, which also includes 14 years as a college journalism instructor. Gave contributed as a writer/producer to the documentary film, “The Russian Five”.

This program is made possible thanks to the Michigan Humanities.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit their website at www.pldl.org.

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