Greetings Book Club,
Our next event is FRIDAY 11/19. We're meeting to discuss A Quiet Cadence by Mark Treanor.
A Quiet Cadence is the story of a young Marine in combat and dealing with its aftermath over the years since his war, was published by the Naval Institute Press in 2020. A Quiet Cadence won the William E. Colby Award as the best solo work of fiction or nonfiction of 2020 that has made a major contribution to military history, intelligence operations or international affairs, as well as the American Library Association’s W. Y. Boyd award for the best military fiction published in 2020.
The novel has been enthusiastically endorsed by General Jim Mattis, USMC (Ret.), 26th Secretary of Defense (“A must-read book for any American who wants to understand war and its impact on those we send into close combat.”); former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen, USN (Ret.) (“Unique… Please read this book. You won’t be able to put it down.”); former CENTCOM Commander General David Petraeus, USA (Ret.) (“Vivid, haunting and moving…eloquent, captivating… a masterful, evocative book.”); former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret) (“An extraordinary, honest and powerful novel…Highly recommend.”); General Mike Hagee, USMC (Ret.), 33rd Commandant of the Marine Corps (“A Quiet Cadence masterfully captures it all.”); and Karl Marlantes, author of Matterhorn; What It Is Like To Go To War; and Deep River (“A great read… For every combat veteran who has dealt with coming home, A Quiet Cadence makes it clear that you are not alone.”); among numerous others.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Mark Treanor served as an infantry and artillery officer (2dLt. – Capt., 1968 – 1973) in the U.S. Marine Corps where he led a rifle platoon in Vietnam, an artillery battery in the 2d Marine Division, was aide de-camp to the Commanding General of the 2d MarDiv, and was an instructor in leadership, weapons and tactics at The Basic School. He is also a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif.
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See you FRIDAY 11/19 at 20:00 EST.