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Best-Selling WWII Author Alex Kershaw To Speak At Texas A&M

Alex Kershaw will give a lecture Thursday at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on his latest book marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
By Caitlin Clark, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications September 18, 2019

Alex Kershaw
Author Alex Kershaw will speak about his latest book Thursday at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.

Alex Kershaw, the author of several New York Times best-selling books about World War II, will discuss his latest work, The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led The Way to Victory in World War II, during events on the Texas A&M University campus this week.

A book signing and lecture sponsored by the Bush School of Government and Public Service’s Albritton Center for Grand Strategy is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. The book signing will be followed by Kershaw’s lecture at 6 p.m. A second book signing with Kershaw is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore and Café in the Memorial Student Center.

The First Wave marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The book follows the men who carried out D-Day’s missions, including the first American paratrooper to step foot on Normandy. During his Thursday lecture, Kershaw will share stories about these D-Day heroes, including former Texas A&M president Gen. James Earl Rudder and his 2nd Ranger Battalion.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration can be made online to reserve a seat.

Kershaw is an honorary colonel in the 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Division. He is the author of The Bedford Boys, The Longest Winter, The Few, Escape from the Deep, The Liberator and Avenue of Spies. The Liberator, published in 2012, is being adapted into a drama series for Netflix.

Media contact: Caitlin Clark, 979-458-8412,

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