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Date with History Lecture

They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967

Le Jardin
Thursday, August 1, 6 pm
Free with paid parking

Join us for an unforgettable Date with History with speaker David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author, and current associate editor for The Washington Post. Maraniss will present on the epic story of Vietnam and the sixties told through the events of a few gripping, passionate days of war and peace in October 1967. They Marched Into Sunlight brings that tumultuous time back to life while exploring questions about the meaning of dissent and the official manipulation of truth, issues as relevant today as they were decades ago.

In a seamless narrative, Maraniss weaves together the stories of three very different worlds: the death and heroism of 1st Infantry Division soldiers in Vietnam, the anger and anxiety of antiwar students back home, and the confusion and obfuscating behavior of officials in Washington. To understand what happens to the people in these interconnected stories is to understand America’s anguish. Based on thousands of primary documents and 180 on-the-record interviews, the book describes the battles that evoked cultural and political conflicts that still reverberate.

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VIP Cocktail Reception with Dave Maraniss

$60 (including parking), 7:30 pm, McCormick House

After the lecture, mingle with historian and author David Maraniss at an exclusive cocktail reception inside McCormick House. Engage in continued discussion, ask your burning questions, and delve deeper into David’s presentation. Don’t miss this enriching opportunity with a renowned expert. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

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About Date with History

The First Division Museum’s Date with History series, now in its 17th year, features presentations by authors, historians, documentarians, and veterans on a variety of military history topics. Visit Cantigny or attend online to connect with these experts in a lecture and Q&A format.