Author Alex Kershaw's Quality of Life Lecture Canceled


March 18, 2020      

BATON ROUGE – Author Alex Kershaw's Quality of Life lecture has been canceled. In accordance with the latest guidelines by LSU and the CDC related to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have canceled this event. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we navigate these evolving changes. 

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Alex Kershaw.

About the Book:
Published to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day’s most perilous missions. The book profiles the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the British glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash-land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the Canadian brothers who led their troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; as well as a French commando, returning to his native land, who fought to destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach and beyond.

The first to fight when the stakes were highest and the odds longest, these men would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler’s Fortress Europe—and the very history of the twentieth century.

About the Speaker:
An honorary colonel in the 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Division, Alex Kershaw is an award-winning author of several New York Times best-selling books about World War II. His work includes The Bedford Boys, The Longest Winter, The Few, Escape from the Deep, The Liberator and Avenue of Spies. His 2012 book The Liberator is being made into a drama series to be aired by Netflix in 2020.

A graduate of University College in Oxford, England, he worked as a journalist for The Guardian and other newspapers before moving to the U.S. in 1994. Kershaw now lives in Savannah, Ga. He regularly leads European battlefield tours and lectures on World War II.

About LSU College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE)
Located on the flagship campus in Baton Rouge, the College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, the University Laboratory School and the Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool. These combined schools offer eight undergraduate degree programs, 20 graduate programs, and seven online graduate degree and/or certificate programs. CHSE current enrollment includes approximately1,800 undergraduates and more than 1,900 graduate students. CHSE is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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For more information, contact:
Adrian Hirsch
LSU College of Human Sciences & Education

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