Book Discussion on Letters from the Front Lines

Admiral Stuart Platt talked about his book Letters from the Front Lines: Iraq and Afghanistan, published by Granville Island. The book… read more

Admiral Stuart Platt talked about his book Letters from the Front Lines: Iraq and Afghanistan, published by Granville Island. The book collects correspondence to and from soldiers and their families. At this event Admiral Platt read selected letters and explained the process he used to collect them. In doing so, he described what he considers to be the unique aspects of correspondence during contemporary conflicts, including the impact of electronic mail on censorship, and the role of the blogosphere in his own data collection. He also emphasized the diversity of information received from soldiers' letters, and argued that while the American media may critique the war, the troops abroad maintain a level of professionalism and commitment to their assignment. He responded to questions from the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Letters from the Front Lines

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196474-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Bellingham, Washington, United States
First Aired:
Feb 18, 2007
Last Aired:
Mar 11, 2007

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  • Feb 18, 2007 | 8:05pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 19, 2007 | 3:17am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 03, 2007 | 4:16pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 11, 2007 | 6:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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