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Robert Jay Lifton and James Carroll: A Public Conversation

Thursday, July 7th, 2011
6:30 pm
to 8:00 pm
Renowned authors Robert Jay Lifton and James Carroll will sit down at Wellfleet Preservation Hall for a public conversation on Lifton’s newly released memoir, Witness to an Extreme Century.  At this event, Lifton and Carroll will chat about Lifton’s memoir Witness to an Exteme Century, his life and career and the subjects of his books. A question and answer session will follow the conversation and a book signing reception immediately follows at the Hall.
“This stunning book brings alive the story of Robert Jay Lifton's struggles to understand the extremities of the last century to which he was indeed a remarkable witness. His has been a great journey, and we are all richer for his wisdom.”— Charles B. Strozier, author of Until the Fires Stopped Burning: 9/11 and New York City
Robert Jay Lifton is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Cambridge Health Alliance. He has previously held professorships at The City University of New York and Yale University. He has written many books, including Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima, which won a National Book Award; Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide which won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a National Jewish Book Award; and his forthcoming memoir, Witness to an Extreme Century. He has received many awards and honorary degrees. 
James Carroll, “One of the most adept and versatile writers on the American scene today” (Denver Post), is the author of ten novels and six works of non-fiction including the National Book Award-winning An American Requiem; the New York Times bestselling Constantine’s Sword, now an acclaimed documentary; House of War, which won the first PEN-Galbraith Award; Practicing Catholic, which Hans Kung calls “brilliantly written, passionate and vivid.” His most recent book is Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How an Ancient City Ignited our Modern World, published in Spring 2011. He lectures widely, both in the United States and abroad. James Carroll is Distinguished Scholar-In-Residence at Suffolk University in Boston, where he lives with his wife, the novelist Alexandra Marshall.
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