November 11, 2009

Mark Danner’s latest book, Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War (Nation Books), was released in October. Environmentalists Against War is pleased to be a co-sponsor of Danner’s visit to San Francisco for a book-reading at the Booksmith Bookstore. The date is Friday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.

http://www.nationinstitute.org/p/danner_book_tour

Mark Danner’s latest book, Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War (Nation Books), was released in October. Environmentalists Against War is pleased to be a co-sponsor of Danner’s visit to San Francisco for a book-reading at the Booksmith Bookstore. The date is Friday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. The Booksmith 1644 Haight Street San Francisco, California 94117. 415-863-8688

About the Book: Drawing on rich narratives of politics and violence and war from around the world and written by one of the world’s leading writers, Stripping Bare the Body is a moral history of American power during the last quarter century. From bloody battleground to dark prison cell to air-conditioned office, it tells the grim and compelling tale of the true final years of the American Century, as the United States passed from the violent certainties of the late Cold War, to the ideological confusions of the post-Cold War world, to the pumped up and ongoing evangelism of the War on Terror and the Iraq War, and the ruins they have left behind. For the past two decades, author and award-winning journalist Mark Danner has reported from Latin America, Haiti, the Balkans and the Middle East, exploring not only the real consequences of American engagement with the world, but also the relationship between political violence and power. From the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship in Haiti to the tumultuous rise of Aristide; from the onset of the Balkan Wars to the painful fragmentation of Yugoslavia; and to the invasion of Iraq and the legacy of the Bush administration, Danner, former staff writer at The New Yorker and author of Stripping Bare the Body, has visited some of the world’s most troubled regions, bringing back lessons on politics, violence, and war. The conversation will be followed by audience questions and a book signing.