• Freedom

    by Sebastian Junger
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Virtual Event: Sebastian Junger

presenting

Freedom

in conversation with GAYLE TZEMACH LEMMON

Date

Jun
4
Friday
June 4, 2021
8:00 PM ET

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Harvard Book Store, Politics and Prose, and Books & Books welcome renowned writer SEBASTIAN JUNGER—author of the bestselling Tribe, A Death in Belmont, and The Perfect Storm—for a discussion of his latest book, Freedom. He will be joined in conversation by GAYLE TZEMACH LEMMON, national security expert and author of the New York Times bestselling books The Daughters of KobaniAshley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield, and The Dressmaker of Khair Khana.

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Admission Ticket - $31.00: Includes one admission link and one copy of Freedom. Copies will be signed (specially bound by the publisher) while supplies last. US shipping also included. Books will be shipped to ticket-holders following the event. Please note: we are unable to ship internationally.

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About Freedom

Throughout history, humans have been driven by the quest for two cherished ideals: community and freedom. The two don’t coexist easily. We value individuality and self-reliance, yet are utterly dependent on community for our most basic needs. In this intricately crafted and thought-provoking book, Sebastian Junger examines the tension that lies at the heart of what it means to be human.

For much of a year, Junger and three friends—a conflict photographer and two Afghan War vets—walked the railroad lines of the East Coast. It was an experiment in personal autonomy, but also in interdependence. Dodging railroad cops, sleeping under bridges, cooking over fires, and drinking from creeks and rivers, the four men forged a unique reliance on one another.

In Freedom, Junger weaves his account of this journey together with primatology and boxing strategy, the history of labor strikes and Apache raiders, the role of women in resistance movements, and the brutal reality of life on the Pennsylvania frontier. Written in exquisite, razor-sharp prose, the result is a powerful examination of the primary desire that defines us.

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Daughters of Kobani, Ashley's War, and The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. She regularly appears on CNN, PBS, MSNBC, and NPR, and she has spoken on national security topics at the Aspen Security Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, and TED. A graduate of Harvard Business School, she serves on the board of Mercy Corps and is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee.

Sebastian Junger
Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger is the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe, War, A Death in Belmont, Fire, and The Perfect Storm, and co-director of the documentary film Restrepo, which was nominated for an Academy Award. He is also the winner of a Peabody Award and the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He lives in New York City with his family.

Photo Credit: Peter Foley



 

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