Brady discusses new book at Stillwater library

Tim Brady

The Stillwater Public Library Foundation welcomes veteran history author Tim Brady and his newest book “Twelve Desperate Miles,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the library located at 224 N. Third St.

Cost is $25 per person and includes appetizers and beverages provided by Pub 112, Stillwater’s newest eatery opening in December.                                     Reservations are required by Nov. 8 and can be made online at or by calling 651-275-4338, ext. 130 or emailing [email protected]

The epic voyage of the SS Contessa is a little known, historically important and amazing story of an unlikely crew of international merchant seamen, gang of inmates from a local jail and a French harbor pilot. Their mission, Operation Torch, sets the stage for Gen. George Patton’s epic invasion of North Africa.

“Twelve Desperate Miles” is tangentially connected to The Stillwater Public Library Foundation (SPLF) which raises funds to enhance the library’s programs and collections. Steve Brady, SPLF president, has “the unique opportunity and great pleasure of introducing” (his) brother Tim and “Twelve Desperate Miles” to the Stillwater Library Community.’

To learn more about the SPL Foundation visit