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Special Author on Deck: Larry Berman - In Honor of U.S. Navy Memorial's 25th Anniversary

By: 
Julia Hobbes

LARRY BERMAN TO PRESENT “ZUMWALT: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ADMIRAL ELMO RUSSELL ‘BUD’ ZUMWALT, JR.” – OCT 23

WHAT:  In celebration of the US Navy Memorial’s 25th Anniversary, guests are invited to a special ‘Author on Deck’ book lecture in which Larry Berman will present his latest work, ZUMWALT: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ADMIRAL ELMO RUSSELL ‘BUD’ ZUMWALT, JR. (Harper Collins Publishers; October 9, 2012).  Zumwalt is a compelling portrait of the controversial admiral widely regarded as the founder of the modern Navy, who implemented major strategic innovations that endure to this day. 

In Zumwalt, Berman takes an admiring yet evenhanded look at the life and career of Admiral Elmo Russell Zumwalt, the charismatic Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and “the Navy’s most popular leader since WWII” (Time). Embodying honor, courage and commitment over a career spanning forty years, Zumwalt rose to the top echelon of the U.S. Navy, notably as a commander of all Navy forces in Vietnam.  After retiring from service in 1974, he spearheaded a citizen education and mobilization effort that helped thousands of Vietnam veterans secure reparations.  

Following his presentation, Berman will be available for a Q&A session and book signing.

WHEN:  

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 6:00pm

WHERE:      

    United States Navy Memorial

    Naval Heritage Center

    701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

    Washington, D.C. 20004

    www.navymemorial.org

COST:      

    Free and open to the public 

CONTACT:  202-737-2300

LARRY BERMAN is professor emeritus at the University of California, Davis, and is Founding Dean of the Honors College at Georgia State University. He is the author of four books on Vietnam, including Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese

 
09/26/13