New Camp Forrest Book Available at The Book Shelf

New Camp Forrest Book Available at The Book Shelf

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Images of America: Camp Forrest by Elizabeth Taylor is now available for purchase at Tullahoma's only used book store, The Book Shelf located at Northgate Mall. Because of their non-profit organization, The Book Shelf cannot sell at retail cost but suggests a donation of $15.00. Arcadia Publishing published the new Camp Forrest book. 

Meet Author, Elizabeth Taylor at the next Chamber Coffee on Tuesday, June 28 at South Jackson Civic Center. Mrs. Taylor will also be available that afternoon on June 28 at 2:00pm for a book signing at The Book Shelf. 

Camp Forrest was a training, induction, and combatant prisoner-of-war (POW) facility located on the outskirts of Tullahoma, Tennessee. It was a self-sustaining city where over 70,000 soldiers were stationed and approximately 12,000 civilians were employed throughout World War II.

In 1942, the camp transitioned to an enemy alien internment camp and was one of the first civilian internment camps in the United States. By the middle of 1943, it had transitioned into a POW camp and housed primarily German and Italian prisoners. After the war ended, the base was decommissioned and dismantled in 1946.

In 1951, the area was recommissioned and expanded into what is known now as Arnold Engineering Development Center in Tullahoma.

The images within the book provide a glimpse into the effects and realities of a global war on American soil.

About the Author
Elizabeth Taylor has a doctorate in public administration and has researched the many impacts of Camp Forrest both abroad and on the home front. She currently maintains the Camp Forest website ( and welcomes individuals to contact her with stories, comments, and photographs. The images included in this title were obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration and private collections.

For more information on purchasing Images of America: Camp Forrest, contact The Book Shelf at (931) 273-8001 or visit The Book Shelf's website.

For more information about Camp Forrest, visit