Archive for September 2022

British Historian Saul David on the 5th Marines of WWII

Join Robert Child for a conversation with British historian and Sunday Times bestselling author Saul David. Saul is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham’s Humanities Research Institute. From 2009 to 2021, he was Professor of Military History at the University of Buckingham and Programme Director for Buckingham’s London-based MPhil in Military History. His book is called, Devil Dogs: King Company, Third Battalion, 5th Marines: From Guadalcanal to the Shores of Japan.


Wednesday
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Online Book Talk, Immortal Valor with the National Museum of the U.S. Army

Had a great time discussing my book Immortal Valor at the National Museum of the United States Army on September 15th. We also gave away a hardcover copy of the book to a winner who guessed correctly that Vernon Baker was the only one of the seven Medal of Honor recipients who was able to accept the medal in person in 1997. The museum plans to post the video of the presentation this fall. I will keep you posed on when that's released.

Saturday
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Powerful Conversation with Outspoken U.S. Marine Stu Scheller on America's Crisis of Command

Join Robert Child for a powerful conversation with author and former Lt. Colonel Stuart Scheller. Stuart gained notoriety last year as a US Marine speaking out and asking for accountability for the US’s disastrous military withdrawal from Afghanistan. His new book is called Crisis of Command: How We Lost Trust and Confidence in America's Generals and Politicians.
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82nd Airborne Division Colonel Richard Hooker on Point of the Spear

Join Robert Child for a conversation with author and retired Colonel Richard Hooker. Richard, a career Army officer, his military service included combat tours in Grenada, Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan, including command of a parachute brigade in Baghdad. His military service also included stints in the offices of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Secretary of the Army, and the Chief of Staff of the Army. A veteran of three tours with the National Security Council, he previously served as Assistant Professor at West Point, as the Army Chair at the National War College, and as Dean of the NATO Defense College in Rome. His book is The Good Captain: A Personal Memoir of America at War.

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