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Tom Young "Sand and Fire"

National Press Club Journalism Institute

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Washington, DC

Tom Young "Sand and Fire"

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
NPC Member General Admission
Limit 1 member ticket per NPC member. You must enter a valid member number.
Ended $5.00 $1.24
NPC Member General Admission + Copy of the book
NPC members: Pre-order a copy of the book and NPC member admission fee is waived. Limit 1 member ticket per NPC member. Additional books can be purchased below.
Ended $27.00 $2.34
General Admission Ended $10.00 $1.49
Copy of "Sand and Fire"
Purchase of a book does not include admission.
Ended $27.00 $2.34

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Tom Young will discuss and sign copies of his latest book "Sand and Fire," a remarkable military thriller from one of the most widely acclaimed new suspense writers in years.

North Africa. A jihadist leader has seized a supply of sarin gas and is wreaking havoc: a nightclub in Sicily, a packed street in Gibraltar. Acting on information, Marine gunnery sergeant A. E. Blount, at six-foot-eight a formidable warrior, the grandson of one of the first black Marines, sets out with his strike force to kill or capture the terrorist.

But it is a trap. Several Marines are killed, some are captured, and the jihadist promises that unless forces withdraw, he will execute one prisoner a day. Immediately, Blount’s friends and colleagues Sophia Gold, now with the U.N., and Lieutenant Colonel Michael Parson, working the United States Africa Command, rush to Libya to help coordinate rescue efforts. The ordeal, however, has only begun. Soon they will all be fighting for their lives in the sand and fire of the desert.

Thomas W. Young has logged nearly 4,000 hours as a flight engineer for the Air National Guard in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, and elsewhere, including Latin America, the Horn of Africa, and the Far East. Military honors include two Air Medals, three Aerial Achievement Medals, and the Air Force Combat Action Medal. Young retired from the Air National Guard in 2013 as a Senior Master Sergeant.


This is a ticketed event and registration is required. All attendees must have a ticket. This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. Books must be purchased through the NPC. No outside books or memorabilia permitted. All sales are final; no refunds will be issued.

 
 
 
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National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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National Press Club Journalism Institute

The mission of the non-profit National Press Club Journalism Institute is to train communications professionals in a changing media environment, provide scholarships to the next generation of journalists, recognize excellence in journalism, house the records of the history of journalism in the nation’s capital and promote a free press, the cornerstone of a free society.

Located in the Eric Friedheim Library of the prestigious National Press Club in downtown Washington, D.C., the Institute is the premier research, reference and education venue for journalists, historians, academics and students in the nation’s capital.

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