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Meet the Author: Christopher Kelly

August 29, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Meet the Author of America Invades!

Join us in the large meeting room on Tuesday, September 13, for a chat with Northwest writer Christopher Kelly, co-author of the military history books America Invades and Italy Invades. There will be a discussion and a reading of the books, and copies of both books will be available for purchase and signing.

About America Invades:

Americans have invaded nearly half the world’s countries and been militarily involved with all the rest, except Andorra, Bhutan and Liechtenstein. Christopher Kelly and Stuart Laycock take you on a global tour of America’s military activity around the world from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli and everywhere in-between. Whatever your political views this is an extraordinary and often surprising story. With personal photos, maps and an index to assist America Invades: How We’ve Invaded or Been Militarily Involved with Almost Every Country on Earth gives us history as it should be taught–calling out for more!

About Italy Invades:

Recreating their success with America Invades, Christopher Kelly and Stuart Laycock take another global tour, this time starting from Italy and exploring the country’s military involvements throughout the ancient and modern worlds. Learn how…

  • A flamboyant Italian mistress of Napolean III helped save a nation
  • 1 in 12 American soldiers in WWII were of Italian heritage, like John Basilone
  • An Italian soldier with General Custer’s Battle at Little Bighorn survived!

Italy Invades: How Italians Conquered the World, is full of restless adventurers, canny generals, and the occasional scoundrel, is a fast-paced and compelling read, the perfect sequel to America Invades.

About the Authors

Christopher Kelly is the former chairman of Chyron Corporation and a retired television executive. He has had a lifelong passion for military history, and many of his family have fought in previous American wars including one, Stephen Van Rensselaer of New York, who led an ill-fated invasion of Canada. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.

Stuart Laycock has a degree from Cambridge University. He has worked in advertising, marketing, and TV. Stuart has authored or co-authored a number of history books in the UK, including All the Countries We’ve Ever Invaded and the Few We Never Got Round To.

For more information about the authors and their work, interested readers are invited to visit www.americainvades.com and www.italyinvades.com, the official sites for America Invades and Italy Invades.


August 29, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Large Meeting Room
405 Alder Street
Brookings, OR 97415 United States
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