The Rollins College Winter Park Institute is hosting a free public event featuring Eric Schlosser, author of Reefer Madness, Fast Food Nation and Chew on This. He will discuss his latest book, Command and Control, on the topic of nuclear weapons and the dangers found in the post-Cold War world.
Schlosser is an award winning journalist who began his career with The Atlantic Monthly. He won the National Magazine Award for his two-part series "Reefer Madness" and "Marijuana and the Law" and was awarded the Sidney Hillman Foundation award for his article "In the Strawberry Fields." He has written for Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The New York Times and The Nation, as well.
His book credits include the bestselling Fast Food Nation, a in-depth disclosure of the practices within the fast food industry and Reefer Madness, an investigative work on the history and present trade of marijuana and the American pornography industry, and the use of migrant workers in California's strawberry fields. Schlosser's most recent work, Command and Control, focuses on the 1980 Damascus accident involving a non-nuclear explosion of a Titan II missile.
Command and Control: A lecture by Eric Schlosser will be held on September 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tiedtke Concert Hall in the Keene Music Building at Rollins College. The event is free and open to the public. For more information please visit the event listing page at the Rollins College website.