Author, football historian, and philanthropist David Harry France, OBE will join the Society for American History for a book talk on Toffee Soccer: Everton in North America on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at 11:30 AM EST. Dr. France’s most recent book is co-authored by Rob Sawyer and Darren Griffiths.

Throughout the past two decades, Dr. France has been the driving force behind numerous initiatives related to Everton Football Club including Gwladys Street’s Hall of Fame, the Everton Former Players’ Foundation, the EFC Heritage Society, the Founding Fathers of Merseyside Football, and the David France Collection (now known as the Everton Collection). In January 2011, Liverpool’s Freedom of the City panel rewarded David France with the prestigious title of Citizen of Honour.

Tony Sampson also joins the discussion. A native Scouser now living in Chicago, Sampson is EFC Fans’ Forum International Lead, giving US fans a voice on club issues, as well as coordinating over 40+ supporter group leads to drive awareness and engagement.

The discussion will be moderated by Tom McCabe and Patrick Sullivan.

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Topic: Toffee Soccer: Everton and North America–A Book Talk by David France
Time: May 16, 2021, 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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