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  • emNeptunes Inferno The US Navy at Guadalcanalem
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    Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

    James Hornfischer discussed his book, Neptune’s Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal. He used maps during his presentation, and responded to questions from members of the audience. This…

  • Jennifer Keene Discusses emWorld War Iem
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    World War I

    Jennifer Keene, professor and chair of the history department at Chapman University, talked about her book, World War I: The American Soldier Experience. This event, part of the 2017 Colby…

  • David Barron Discusses emWaging Warem
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    Waging War

    Judge David Barron talked about his book, Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS. This event, part of the 2017 Colby Military Writers' Symposium, was held at…

  • emOver Thereem
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    Over There

    Colonel Robert Dalessandro (Retired), chair of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, talked about his book, Over There: America in the Great War. This event, part of the 2017 Colby…

  • Michael Neiberg Discusses emThe Path to Warem
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    The Path to War

    Michael Neiberg talked about his book, The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America. This event, part of the 2017 Colby Military Writers' Symposium, was held at Norwich…

  • Douglas Mastriano on emAlvin Yorkem
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    Alvin York

    Colonel Douglas Mastriano talks about his biography Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne, in which he tells the story of Sergeant Alvin York, one of the most…

  • Colby Military Writers Symposium
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    Colby Military Writers Symposium

    Mark Johnson interviewed participants of the 2014 Colby Military Writers Symposium for his radio show. Appearing on the program were Douglas Macgregor, author of Warrior’s Rage: The Great Tank Battle…

  • 2013 William E Colby Military Writers Symposium Panel
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    2013 William E. Colby Military Writers' Symposium Panel

    Panelists talked about the issues veterans confront when returning home from war. The participants included Karl Marlantes, author of What It’s Like to Go to War, Dave McIntyre, author of Centerline, James…

  • emCain at Gettysburgem
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    Cain at Gettysburg

    Ralph Peters talked about his novel, Cain at Gettysburg, and the value of historical fiction. He focused on the historical background of the book and on the myths of the Battle of…

  • emThere and Backem
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    There and Back

    Former ABC News foreign correspondent Barrie Dunsmore talked about the stories he covered over his 30-year career at the network, focusing on the “golden age” of network television news…

  • Panel on the Afghanistan War
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    Panel on the Afghanistan War

    Military writers talked about the history of the war in Afghanistan and prospects for the future. Topics included the definition of the mission in Afghanistan. They also responded to questions from members of the…

  • Civilians in the Path of War
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    Civilians in the Path of War

    James Carafano moderated an author panel discussion on the topic “civilians in the path of war.” After their presentations the panelists responded to audience members' questions. John…