A veteran war correspondent and human-rights investigator, Schultheis recounts the six months he spent with Civil Affairs Team A-13 in West Baghdad. These soldiers, once fighting on the front lines, were now assigned the task of rebuilding war-ravaged regions of Iraq, constructing hospitals and clinics, restoring power and bringing order to a city torn apart by conflict. Members of the team were as unique as the situation they were placed in, from a California surfer girl to a crusty ex-Marine sniper.
Schultheis has covered Afghanistan for several publications, including Time , the Washington Post , the San Francisco Examiner , and The New York Times Magazine . His previous books include Night Letter: Inside Wartime Afghanistan , Bone Games , The Hidden West , and Fool's Gold .
Schultheis's talk and book signing will be in the Program Room of the Wilkinson Library tonight, 5-7 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.