Western Wyoming Community College will host C.J. Chivers on campus for two readings, at 12PM in the Theatre and 7PM in room 1302, followed by a panel discussion on veterans, war and the stresses of being a soldier at 2PM in room 1302.
Chivers is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times writer and Iraq War veteran. He will read from and discuss his 2018 book titled The Fighters which details the lives of several veterans. It is an unvarnished account of modern combat, told through the fighters who have waged America’s longest wars.
He also wrote The Gun, which is a history of the AK47 which traces the invention of the assault rifle, following the miniaturization of rapid-fire arms from the American Civil War, through World War I, Vietnam War, to present-day Afghanistan, which Kalashnikovs and their knock-offs number as many as 100 million, one for every seventy people on earth.