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  • emRedeploymentem
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    Redeployment

    Phil Klay talked about his book Redeployment, a collection of short stories about soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and their experiences in the U.S. while between deployments. Mr. Klay spoke…

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    Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir

    Anthony Swofford, former Marine sniper and author of Jarhead, talked about his life since leaving the military. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the Pritzker Military…

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    Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War

    Anthony Swofford discussed his Gulf War memoir Jarhead: A Marine’s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles, published by Scribner. In 1990, Mr. Swofford, a young Marine or “jarhead,”…

    562 views
  • Seduction of War
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    Seduction of War

    A panel of authors talked about their books about the appeal of war. Topics included definitions of honor, group cohesiveness, the testing of masculinity, and aggression. After their…

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  • Writing War
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    Writing War

    The panelists discussed the emotional strain of writing about war. Swofford is a veteran of the first Gulf War and author of Jarhead: A Marine’s Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles.…

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    Los Angeles Times Book Festival Interview

    Mr. Ferris, author of Seeing in the Dark: How Backyard Stargazers are Probing Deep Space and Guarding Earth from Interplanetary Peril, published by Simon and Schuster, was interviewed about the…

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