Troy University to host reading by author Alex Vernon

Posted: Tuesday, 08 November 2011

MONTGOMERY — Author Alex Vernon, an award-winning military writer, will read from his works during an appearance at Troy University on Monday, Nov. 14.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. inside the Rosa Parks Museum auditorium at the Montgomery Campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Vernon is the author of a number of books and essays, including two military memoirs, "most succinctly bred" and "The Eyes of Orion: Five Tank Lieutenants in the Persian Gulf War," winner of the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award. He is also the author of several scholarly works on war literature, most recently "Hemingway's Second War: Bearing Witness to the Spanish Civil War," and a cultural study, "On Tarzan."

Vernon is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a veteran of the first Gulf War. He is currently an associate professor of English, the Humanities Area Chair, and James and Emily Bost Odyssey Professor at Hendrix College in Arkansas.

For more information please contact Dr. Sara Kosiba at 334-241-9792