Author Talk and Book Signing with Marc Leepson

10/24/17 07:00 PM - 10/24/17 08:00 PM
C. Burr Artz Public Library - Community Room
110 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD, United States

Author Marc Leepson will discuss his latest book, The Ballad of the Green Berets, with Q&A and book signing to follow. Free; no registration required. Books will be available for purchase at event. Presented in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries, this program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.

A top hit of 1966, The Ballad of the Green Berets was a patriotic tribute to the Special Forces by Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler. This life-and-times biography by Marc Leepson vividly recounts the sensational details of Sadler’s life, setting his meteoric rise and tragic fall against the big picture of American society and culture during and after the Vietnam War.

Journalist and historian Marc Leepson is the author of nine books, including What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life; Saving Monticello; and Lafayette: Idealist General. A former staff writer for Congressional Quarterly, his work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including Smithsonian, Military History,  Civil War Times, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He has appeared on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, The History Channel, BBC, and NPR; is a contributor to the Encyclopedia Britannica; and edited the Webster’s New World Dictionary of the Vietnam War. He served with the US Army in Vietnam in 1967-68, and is arts editor, senior writer, and columnist for The VVA Veteran. He taught US history at Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton, Virginia, from 2008 to 2015, and lives in northern Virginia. Learn more at marcleepson.com.

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