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April 2009

What’s New · Meet Lone Survivor author Marcus Luttrell

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Marcus Luttrell, US Navy SEAL Hero and author of Lone Survivor, our Featured Book of the Month title for April, will be at the Main Library on May 12 at 7:00 p.m.


Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL TEAM 10 was a New York Times Bestseller and our Featured Book of the Month for April. It tells the harrowing story of the night Marcus Luttrell and three other SEALS journeyed into the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border on a deadly reconnaissance mission that only Luttrell survived. It also recounts the attempt to rescue Luttrell, during which a helicopter carrying 16 special operation forces was shot down, resulting in the single largest loss of life in a day in SEALs history.

During the program, Luttrell will discuss and sign his book, and share the details of his amazing journey from his days in training as a Navy SEAL, through his battle on the mountain, to his return home. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will be emceed by Theodore H. Gardner, retired Cincinnati businessman and decorated World War II Naval veteran.

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Before the program, the Library Foundation will hold a special reception in the Main Library’s Nolan Room from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The cost is $50.00 ($25.00 without book) which includes his book Lone Survivor, and a $25 tax-deductible gift. Reservations are limited and must be placed by May 8. For details, please call (513-369-4591) or email John Reusing, the Library’s Development Director.