Book Discussion on Now the Hell Will Start

Brendan Koerner spoke about his book {Now the Hell Will Start] in which he recounted the life of Herman Perry, an African-American GI that… read more

Brendan Koerner spoke about his book {Now the Hell Will Start] in which he recounted the life of Herman Perry, an African-American GI that was sent to South Asia in 1943 as one of many African-American soldiers assigned to build the Ledo Road. Mr. Koerner spoke about Herman Perry’s treatment by white officers and the physical toll of working in the jungle, as well as his decision to flee his battalion. Herman Perry was tracked for several months in the Indo-Burmese jungle where Mr. Perry befriended a local tribe and subsequently married the chief’s daughter. 

Brendan Koerner is a contributing editor at Wired magazine and writes regularly for Slate and The New York Times. close

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Book Discussion on Now the Hell Will Start

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jun 28, 2008
Last Aired:
Jul 26, 2008

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  • Jun 28, 2008 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 29, 2008 | 12:17am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 26, 2008 | 9:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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