Annual Lectures

daniel james brown to speak in coeur d'alene

Friday, September 8, 2023

Best-selling author Daniel James Brown Speaks in Coeur d'Alene on Friday, September 8, 2023

The #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown will deliver the 18th annual North Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture on September 8th at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. Doors open at 6pm, the program begins at 7pm.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of "The Boys in the Boat," a gripping World War II saga of patriotism and courage: the special Japanese-American Army unit that overcame brutal odds in Europe; their families, incarcerated back home; and a young man who refused to surrender his constitutional rights, even if it meant imprisonment.

"Facing the Mountain" is an unforgettable chronicle of war-time America and the battlefields of Europe. Based on Daniel James Brown’s extensive interviews with the families of the protagonists as well as deep archival research, it portrays the kaleidoscopic journey of four Japanese-American families and their sons, who volunteered for 442nd Regimental Combat Team and were deployed to France, Germany, and Italy, where they were asked to do the near impossible.

Ticket sales are now live, and our Coeur d'Alene event will be a seated dinner. Benefactor tickets for a private reception prior to the lecture and dinner are also available for purchase. 

*All event plans are subject to change due to COVID.

Cover of Daniel James Brown's book Facing the Mountain
Author Daniel James Brown
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