LOC National Book Festival (2015) - jef1000

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Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a former senior correspondent and associate editor at The Washington Post, where he had worked since 1994. He has served as the newspaper’s bureau chief in Baghdad, Cairo and Southeast Asia, and as a correspondent covering the war in Afghanistan off and on for a decade. He is currently leading a new media venture for Starbucks. Chandrasekaran is the author of “Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan” and “Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone,” a best-selling account of the troubled American effort to reconstruct Iraq. The book won the Overseas Press Club book award, was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2007 by The New York Times and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Chandrasekaran has also received honors for his journalism from the Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Academy of Diplomacy, which awarded him the Arthur Ross Award for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis of Foreign Affairs. His latest book, “For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism and Sacrifice” (Knopf), is a celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans.