October 20, 2015

Joe Klein spoke about his book, City on Fire, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

In his seventh book, Klein, author of the legendary Primary Colors and the award-winning Time “In the Arena” columnist, tells the inspiring story of Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL who was eager to put his military discipline to good use. Greitens founded Mission Continues, an organization offering paid public service fellowships to war vets. One of the earliest and most active fellows has been former Marine Sergeant Jake Wood, a natural leader who has organized fellow veterans to assist in disaster relief around the world.

Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Their Mission Home By Joe Klein Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451677317
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 18th, 2016

88 DAYS TO KANDAHAR by Robert L. Grenier

July 23, 2015

Robert Grenier spoke about his book, 88 Days to Kandahar, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, July 23, 2015.

Currently chairman of ERG Partners, Grenier spent the bulk of his career in the CIA, where he held pivotal roles including Chief of Station for Pakistan and Afghanistan and Director of the Agency’s Counterterrorism Center. His discussion of U.S. military action against the Taliban is a thorough look at its intertwined political and strategic considerations, and he offers illuminating assessments of Pakistani intelligence and American policy, including a vivid sense of the individuals involved, from CIA operatives and bureaucrats to generals and ambassadors.

88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary By Robert L. Grenier Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476712086
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 26th, 2016

AFTERWAR by Nancy Sherman

May 30, 2015

Nancy Sherman spoke about her book, Afterwar, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

The author of The Untold War and Stoic Warriors, Sherman teaches at Georgetown and served as the Inaugural Chair in Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy. Drawing on a background in philosophy as well as in psychoanalysis, Sherman addresses questions of moral responsibility regarding the 2.6 million soldiers now returning home, and shows how society needs to consider issues ranging from disappointment to alienation to traumatization to help veterans find the inner peace they’ve lost during their service on the frontlines.

Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers By Nancy Sherman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780199325276
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 6th, 2015