Wright reflects on his coming-of-age during the 1960s, describing his experiences on the home front of the Vietnam War and on the battlefields of the civil rights movement. “This is a rewarding memoir with telling details on public figures and dissidents alike,” writes Publishers Weekly.
Lawrence gives an overview of the book:
Lawrence Wright is an author, screenwriter, playwright, and a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine.
He is a graduate of Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the American University in Cairo, where he taught English and received master of...
Mr. Wright’s book, based on more than five hundred interviews, … gives the reader a searing view of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, a view that is at once wrenchingly intimate and boldly sweeping...