Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian
National Book Launch
The Great Books Foundation, in collaboration with the Pritzker Military Library and the National Endowment for the Humanities, invites you to a panel discussion of war and literature in celebration of the release of Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian. Benjamin Busch, Ed Hrivnak, and Edward Wood Jr., whose work appears in this new anthology from the Great Books Foundation, will talk about how their own military experiences shaped their writing.
Standing Down, supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is the centerpiece of the Great Books Foundation’s new reading and discussion program, Talking Service. Intended for veterans, their families and friends, and everyone interested in reflecting on the experience of military service and its aftermath, Talking Service discussions focus on powerful works of literature that speak directly to the concerns of those whose lives have been touched by war.
For more information about Standing Down and Talking Service, visit the website here.
Wednesday December 4, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Pritzker Military Library,
104 S Michigan Ave
Free and open to the public
To register, go to pritzkermilitary.org
Selections from the Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian anthology include:
Iliad by Homer
Henry VI, Part I by William Shakespeare
The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Soldier’s Home by Ernest Hemingway
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Medevac Missions by Ed Hrivnak
and many more.