The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for the Study of War and Society will host the second War and Society Roundtable of the semester at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County, located at 329 Hardy Street, downtown Hattiesburg.
The 2008-2009 roundtable series focuses on war fiction and the featured novel this month is “Still the Monkey” by Alivia C. Tagliaferri. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Andrew Wiest, professor of history at Southern Miss and co-director of the War and Society center.
“Still the Monkey” tells the story of Vietnam veteran Dennis Michael, who returns home emotionally maimed. Michael struggles with post traumatic stress disorder for more than 40 years before meeting a young Marine who lost both of his legs fighting in Iraq.
Several copies of the book are available for loan at the library before the discussion begins. For more information, contact Sean Farrell at the Library at 601.584.3166 or Kyle Zelner at
The Center for the Study of War and Society serves as a local, national and international resource for the study of the history of conflict using social, economic, political, cultural and military methods.
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