Evening Conversation with author Elliot Ackerman on "Places and Names"
National World War I Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, MO
On Thursday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. the National Archives, in partnership with the National World War I Museum and Memorial and Rainy Day Books, will offer an evening conversation with author Elliot Ackerman and Dr. Matt Naylor on Ackerman’s new book, Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning. This program will take place at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO. Note: a book purchase is required to attend, purchases can be made at: https://www.rainydaybooks.com/ElliotAckerman
Hailed by Kirkus Reviews as “a profoundly human narrative that transcends nationality and ideology,” Ackerman’s memoir poignantly addresses the nature of combat and the human costs of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, while considering their connections to previous conflicts including Vietnam and World War I. This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975, a traveling exhibition from the New-York Historical Society. Book sales will be available before and after the program with author signing.
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