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Novelist Brooks Scheduled for Lecture on New Book

George Watson

April 16, 2015

Max Brooks will discuss his newest work, “Harlem Hellfighters.”

WHAT: Max Brooks, the author of graphic novels such as “The Zombie Survival Guide” and “World War Z,” will deliver a lecture at Texas Tech University on his new book, “Harlem Hellfighters.” 

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 22)

WHERE: The Mark and Becky Lanier Auditorium at the Texas Tech School of Law,  1802 Hartford Ave., Lubbock

EVENT: “Harlem Hellfighters” examines the 369th Infantry Regiment during World War I. The 369th was composed of African-American and African-Puerto Rican soldiers who fought for the U.S. despite a lack of racial freedom in their own home country.

Brooks spent more than two decades researching the book which is a departure from his normal subject of zombies. It is a horrific look at what minority soldiers experienced in order to fight for the U.S.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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CONTACT:Aleesa Ross, director of the Center for Student Success, Outreach and Engagement, College of Media & Communication, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-0348, or aleesa.ross@ttu.edu.