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Karl Marlantes in Conversation at the Reagan Library
Monday, November 17, 2014

10:00 a.m.

As part of the Cal Humanities War Comes Home, in partnership with the Camarillo and Oxnard Public Libraries, decorated Vietnam veteran, Rhodes Scholar and author Karl Marlantes will talk about his experiences and his bestselling book What it is Like to Go to War at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.   In his deeply personal book he examines the stress of combat and addresses how America might better prepare our soldiers for war.  This program is part of the California Reads initiative. and seeks to engage Californians in the tough questions about what it means to return from war, and to rejoin one’s community by asking questions including:

  • How to best reweave veterans into the fabric of our communities when they return? 
  • What will the experience of going to war mean for their families and their own life stories into the future?
  • What can we learn from veteran’s experiences?

After the moderated conversation, Karl Marlantes will answer audience questions and sign copies of his book at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

10:00 a.m.: Author in Conversation: Karl Marlantes
10:45a.m. - 11:15a.m.: Audience Question and Answer 
11:15a.m.:  Book signing with the Author

The lecture on November 17th is free to attend; however, reservations are recommended. Books must be purchased in the Reagan Library Museum Store to receive signature and can be pre-purchased during the ticket reservation process, click here to register.

As this is an event open to students, anyone under the age of 18 must be registered and accompanied by an adult.   If a student is attending this event on behalf of a school, the teacher or administrator must register the class and accompany the students.

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