Eyewitness to War

Dexter Filkins, a New York Times foreign correspondent, was part of a team of reporters who won a 2009 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan. He won a George Polk award for his coverage of the eight-day assault on Iraqi insurgents in Fallujah, which left 51 Americans dead, six of them marines in the company with which Filkins was embedded. Filkins will talk about his book, The Forever War, on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Merkert building, room 127.  His appearance is sponsored by the Lowell Humanities Series. The Forever War won a National Book Critics Circle Award and was named a best book of the year by the New York Times, Amazon.com, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe.
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