On?Thursday, October?14?at?7?p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with?retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman author of Here, Right Matters: An American Story. In his book, Vindman, who found himself at the center of a firestorm for his decision to report the infamous phone call that led to presidential impeachment, tells his own story for the first time. The New York Times Book Review calls this “The story of an ordinary man placed in extraordinary circumstances who did the right thing.”
When President Trump called Ukraine’s President Zelensky on July 25, 2019, supposedly to congratulate him on his recent victory, Vindman felt duty-bound to report what actually happened on the call. The President of the United States had extorted a foreign ally to damage a political challenger at home. Here, Right Matters is Vindman’s proud, passionate, and candid account of his family, his career, and the moment of truth he faced for his nation. This moment of truth would come at an enormous cost, straining relationships with colleagues, superiors, and even his own father, and eventually end his decorated career in the US Army, by a Trump administration intent on retribution.
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander S. Vindman (Ret.) was most recently the director for European Affairs on the White House's National Security Council. Prior to retiring from the U.S. Army, he served as a foreign area officer with assignments in U.S. Embassies in Kyiv, Ukraine and Moscow, Russia and for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as a Political-Military Affairs Officer. He is currently a doctoral student and Foreign Policy Institute Fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Copies of?Here, Right Matters?will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at?time?of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.??
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