C.J. Chivers: “The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq”
Where: The Half King
505 W. 23rd St.
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With guest moderator Phil Klay, the author of “Redeployment.”
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and former Marine infantry officer C. J. Chivers has been covering the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq since their beginnings, back to being on scene minutes after the first passenger jet struck the World Trade Center in 2001. In 2009 he was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for coverage from Afghanistan and Pakistan, and in 2017 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for his New York Times Magazine story about a veteran suffering from PTSD who was jailed after returning from the Afghan war. That veteran was released from prison based on Chivers’ work. With The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq (Simon & Schuster; on sale August 14, 2018), Chivers returns to his subjects to follow the long human arc of the two wars by tracing the lives of six American service members over seventeen years. The result is an unvarnished account of modern combat, and its legacies and effects.Buy tickets/get more info now