Commonwealth Club and Wonderfest present

Mary Roach, author of "Bonk", "Stiff", "Spook", and "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War"

When
Tue Jun 21, 2016
Where
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
Time
7:00 p.m. Program; 8:00 p.m. Book Signing
Cost
$12 - $50
Tags
Literary Arts, Writers, Government, Military

Description

Millions of people serve in our armed forces, but what does it take get them prepared and keep them alive? Roach tackles the science behind some of a soldier’s most challenging adversaries – panic, exhaustion, heat and noise. She shares some of her bizarre experiences dodging hostile fire as part of a training exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team and staying up all night with the crew manning missiles on the nuclear submarine USS Tennessee.
Take a tour of duty with Roach and you’ll never think about our nation’s defenders the same way again.

More Info

Link
http://commonwealthclub.org
Call
800-847-7730 (Box Office)

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Location

  1. Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
    3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA