Glant will discuss the year 1942 at Dec. 6 Rotary meeting

Doug Glant will discuss “Bambi” (1942: The Year That Tried Men’s Souls) at the Rotary Club of Mercer Island’s meeting on Dec. 6 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St. The main meeting begins at 12:30 pm. Guests are always welcome.

Glant, a writer and teacher about United States popular culture, became president CEO of his family’s scrap metal business Pacific Iron & Metal in 1974. He has been active in the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee and Young Presidents Organization.

Back to 1942 (the year of his birth): two of his favorite movies, “Bambi” and “Casablanca,” premiered that year. He was named for Douglas MacArthur, whose escape from the besieged Philippines earlier that year (during World War II), just three months after Pearl Harbor, had captivated a very dispirited American public, he wrote.

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