Thursday, July 14, 2011

Book Signing and Discussion, The Invention of Ecocide @ Hemphill

With David Zierler, author of The Invention of Ecocide:
 Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think about the Environment

Thursday, July 14, 6:30pm–8:30pm
As the public increasingly questioned the war in Vietnam, a group of American scientists deeply concerned about the use of Agent Orange and other herbicides started a movement to ban what they called “ecocide.” Incorporating in-depth interviews, unique archival collections, and recently declassified national security documents, Zierler examines the movement to ban ecocide as it played out amid the rise of a global environmental consciousness and growing disillusionment with the containment policies of the cold war era.

Publisher: University of Georgia Press (May 1, 2011)
Hardcover: 252 pages
Click here for more information on The Invention of Ecocide

David Zierler is a historian for the U.S. Department of State. He lives in Washington DC, with his wife and daughter.

Hemphill, 1515 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

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