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June 27, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room (inside the library)
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street

Watertown, MA 02472
Free and open to all.
The author and Chris Hemsworth
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The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Brian Glyn Williams will discuss his book, 'The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum.' Williams was an adviser to the new film, '12 Strong,' starring Chris Hemsworth. Many of the characters from his book are portrayed in the film. The Last Warlord details how the CIA contacted the mysterious Afghan-Mongol warrior after 9/11 to help US Special Forces wage a covert war in the mountains of Afghanistan that ended in a stunning victory. It sheds light on how the desperate Special Forces–Afghan cavalry campaign succeeded against all odds in liberating Afghanistan's holiest shrine and brought warriors from vastly different cultures together to fight their common Taliban enemy. The Last Warlord shows that, far from serving as a mere backdrop for American heroics, it was the horse-mounted descendants of Genghis Khan that allowed the American military to overthrow the Taliban regime in just two months. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.