Elliot Ackerman - Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning — in conversation with David Ignatius

Upcoming Event
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Written with the same urgency, passion, and attention to detail that made his acclaimed novels—Green on Blue, Dark at the Crossing, and Waiting for Eden—so compelling, Ackerman’s memoir draws directly on his experience as a marine special operations officer to give an unvarnished look at the last two decades of U.S. involvement in wars in the Middle East. In one section he plunges us into the thick of the Second Battle of Fallujah, vividly recreating the intense urban combat where he won the Silver Star for his role as leader of a rifle platoon. In another he chronicles a visit to a Turkish refugee camp, describing in haunting and meticulous prose his meeting with a man whose actions mirrored his own when both fought on opposite sides in Iraq—a discovery that left Ackerman feeling a strange and lasting connection to his former adversary.

Ackerman will be in conversation with David Ignatius, foreign affairs columnist for The Washington Post and author most recently of The Quantum Spy.

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Non Fiction
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780525559962
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Published: Penguin Press - June 11th, 2019