The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education, by Craig M. Mullaney

This book comes highly recommended by several of our patrons, for its thoughtful discussion of the current U.S. Army.  The author, Craig Mullaney, will be speaking at the library Monday, March 1 at 7:30 pm. The talk will be followed by a book signing with books provided by New England Mobile Book Fair.

Born into a blue-collar, Irish-Catholic family in Rhode Island, Craig Mullaney went on to graduate second in his class from West Point, become an Airborne Ranger and a Rhodes Scholar studying at Oxford. In his bestselling memoir, The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education, Mullaney offers us a first hand look at how the sum total of his training conferred him with an unorthodox education that readied him as a combat leader. But for all of his training and education, one question lingered in his mind; when the moment came to lead his men into battle would he be ready?

Craig Mullaney was appointed Principal Director of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia Policy at the Department of Defense in May 2009. Prior to joining the Department of Defense, Mullaney was President Obama’s defense policy advisor during the 2008 presidential campaign.

You can learn more about Craig Mullaney and the book on his website.

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