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Book Reading & Discussion: What It's Like to Go to War
Date Tuesday September 27
Time 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Location Details
Marines' Memorial Club
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorJennifer Stasch
Emailinfo [at]
Join New York Times bestselling author, Karl Marlantes, for a reading from his newly released book, What It's Like to Go to War.

The event is hosted by the local veteran service organization, Swords to Plowshares. Free registration and reception begin at 6:15 with a reading and discussion to follow.

About the Author

A graduate of Yale University and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, Karl Marlantes served as a Marine in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation medals for valor, two Purple Hearts, and ten air medals. He is the author of Matterhorn, which won numerous prizes, including the William E. Colby Award given by the Pritzker Military Library, the Center for Fiction's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the 2011 Indies' Choice Award for Adult Debut Book of the Year, and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation's James Webb Award for Distinguished Fiction. He lives in rural Washington.

Praise for What It Is Like to Go to War...

"Karl Marlantes has written a staggeringly beautiful book on combat-what it feels like, what the consequences are and above all, what society must do to understand it. In my eyes he has become the preeminent literary voice on war of our generation. He is a natural storyteller and a deeply profound thinker who not only illuminates war for civilians, but also offers a kind of spiritual guidance to veterans themselves. As this generation of warriors comes home, they will be enormously helped by what Marlantes has written-I'm sure he will literally save lives."-Sebastian Junger, Journalist and Documentarian for the award-winning film, Restrepo
Added to the calendar on Monday Sep 19th, 2011 9:24 AM
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