October 25, 2011
7:30 PM ET
45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Harvard Book Store is pleased to partner with Cambridge READS to host a conversation with journalist SEBASTIAN JUNGER about his book War.
In his breakout bestseller, The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger created “a wild ride that brilliantly captures the awesome power of the raging sea and the often futile attempts of humans to withstand it” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now, Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat—the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. Through the experiences of these young men at war, he shows what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a daily basis.
Tickets are free, limited to 2 per person and will become available October 15th at noon at the following locations: Main Library, Harvard Book Store, Porter Square Books and the Harvard Box Office. Additional details about Cambridge READS programming can be found at www.cambridgereads.org.
Harvard Book Store is currently out of tickets, but please try the other distribution locations.
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As you exit the station, reverse your direction and walk east along Mass. Ave. in front of the Cambridge Savings Bank. Cross Dunster St. and proceed along Mass. Ave for three more blocks. Take a left on Quincy St. and walk two blocks. Memorial Hall will be the large red brick building on your left side. Sanders Theatre is the main auditorium in Memorial Hall.
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