Benjamin Busch Reading at Harvard Book Store
Harvard Book Store
Tuesday, April 17 / 7:00pm
This event is free. No tickets are necessary.
Harvard Book Store is delighted to welcome actor, photographer, director, and U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer BENJAMIN BUSCH for a discussion of his memoir, Dust to Dust.
In elemental-themed chapters—water, metal, bone, blood—Busch weaves together a vivid record of a pastoral childhood in rural New York; Marine training in North Carolina, Ukraine, and California; and deployment during the worst of the war in Iraq, as seen firsthand. But this is much more than a war memoir. Busch writes with great poignancy about the resonance of a boyhood spent exploring rivers and woods, building forts, and testing the limits of safety. Most of all, he brings enormous emotional power to his reflections on mortality: in a helicopter going down; wounded by shrapnel in Ramadi; dealing with the sudden death of friends in combat and of parents back home.