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Author Craig Mullaney at bookstore, UB on Monday

Saturday, September 29, 2012

On Monday, Oct. 1, The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University will host a visit by Craig M. Mullaney, author of the memoir "The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education."

Mullaney -- a West Point graduate and Rhodes Scholar who commanded an infantry platoon in Afghanistan in 2003 -- will present a 4:15 p.m. reading at the new DePauw bookstore, Eli's Books, located at 6 E. Washington St.

At 8 p.m. Monday, Mullaney will discuss his experiences in a speech in the DePauw Memorial Student Union Building ballroom.

Both events are free and open to all.

"It's not often that our students hear the stories of war from the perspective of those who have fought the battles," Robert M. Steele, Phyllis W. Nicholas director of The Prindle Institute, said.

A synopsis calls Mullaney's book "a fascinating account of an Army captain's unusual path through some of the most legendary seats of learning straight into a brutal fight with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan ... 'The Unforgiving Minute' is, above all, an unforgettable portrait of a young soldier grappling with the weight of his hard-earned knowledge while coming to grips with becoming a man."

Monday's event is supported by the Douglas I. and Ann U. Smith Endowed Fund for Ethics.

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