This event was held on May 16, 2011 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Over the course of fifteen months, acclaimed author Sebastian Junger (author of The Perfect Storm) followed a single platoon based at a remote outpost in eastern Afghanistan. His objective was to convey what soldiers experience--what war actually feels like. The resulting New York Times Bestseller 'War,' (now available in paperback), describes what few civilians will ever witness - what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a constant basis.
His time in Afghanistan is also the subject of the documentary feature film Restrepo, which Junger directed with award-winning photographer Tim Hetherington. Restrepo received the 2010 Grand Jury Prize for documentary at Sundance and an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature.
In addition to 'The Perfect Storm,' (the basis for a major motion picture starring George Clooney), other Junger bestsellers include 'Fire' and 'A Death in Belmont.' A contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Junger has been awarded a SAIS Novartis Prize for journalism as well as a National Magazine Award.
This event includes a booksigning and books will be on sale.