SLCL Presents Jerad Alexander

Wednesday, November 10th, 7pm CST

St. Louis County Library, HEC Media, and Left Bank Books present Jerad Alexander, "Volunteers: Growing Up in the Forever War."

In conversation with acclaimed novelist Elliot Ackerman.


To many, joining the military can be a path out of a difficult life, a chance to acquire vocational training, a college scholarship, a patriotic career. But to those, like Jerad Alexander, raised on military bases by a family that all served in the armed forces, enlisting was a way of life. As soon as he was able, Jerad joined the US Marines. Once on the ground in Iraq, part of the same war his parents had fought before him----Jerad began to question all that he had taken on faith. Alexander’s powerful memoir tackles the mythology of American patriotism, from the eloquent perspective of an enlisted man--not some elite warrior, but a simple volunteer.


Books available from Left Bank Books. Curbside pick-up, in-store pick-up, and shipping available.




Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:00pm
Volunteers: Growing Up in the Forever War Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616209964
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Algonquin Books - November 9th, 2021