Author series concludes with Korean War book

Jul 11, 2019
Hampton Sides

TENANTS HARBOR — On Tuesday, July 23, New York Times best-selling author Hampton Sides presents on his most recent book, “On Desperate Ground: the Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle.” He is the third and last author in the 2019 Jackson Memorial Library Summer Literary Series. Sides is considered one of the outstanding narrative historians of our time. According to the Washington Post, “On Desperate Ground” is: "Superb...A masterpiece of thorough research, deft pacing and arresting detail.”

Internationally acclaimed for his narrative history books, Sides’ previous books include: “Ghost Soldiers,” “Hellhound on His Trail” and “In the Kingdom of Ice.” Each book is heavily researched by the author and richly detailed to give the reader the experience of living through history.

Sides is currently the editor-at-large for Outside Magazine. His award- winning stories have appeared in National Geographic, The New Yorker, Esquire, Men's Journal and The Washington Post. His magazine work, collected in numerous anthologies, has been twice nominated by National Magazine Awards for feature writing.  A frequent lecturer, Sides divides his time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Colorado College, where he teaches narrative non-fiction and serves as Journalist in Residence.

Sides' appearance at the Jackson Memorial Library Literary Series will take place at the Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Rd. in Martinsville. His presentation will be preceded with a reception at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 372-8961 or visit

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