Invasion: Diaries and Memories of the War in Iraq

invasionA powerful multimedia exhibition that combines photographs, diary entries and a journalistic account of the War in Iraq is on display at the Boston College Law Library throughout the month of November. Based on the diary of Boston College Law School graduate Timothy McLaughlin, “Invasion: Diaries and Memories of the War in Iraq” has been called “a stinging rebuke of the news media’s early unquestioning coverage as well as a window into the nature of war”  by the New York Times. Marine Lt. McLaughlin, who was at the Pentagon during the 9/11 terrorist attack, commanded a tank during the invasion of Iraq, and his American flag was memorably draped on a statue of Saddam Hussein at Firdos Square. Collaborating with McLaughlin on the exhibit are writer Peter Maass, who was covering the invasion for the New York Times Magazine, and Gary Knight, an award-winning photographer for Newsweek. Heralded for its human view of life on the front line, the exhibit breaks new ground in documentary storytelling, and displays an innovative grid of 36 pages from McLaughlin’s diaries along with Knight’s images and Maass’ stories. McLaughlin, Knight and Maass  will come to the Law School for a panel discussion and reception on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. More from Boston College Chronicle

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