Cameron University is excited to bring New York Times best-selling writer James Bradley, author of the number one best-seller "Flags of Our Fathers," to the CU campus, where he will speak on "Doing The Impossible." The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at the Cameron University Theatre on Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. A reception and book signing will take place following the presentation.
Tickets are required for admission and can be obtained at no charge in the CU Office of Community Relations, Room 150, in the Administration Building. A limited number of tickets are available and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limit of two tickets per person.
"It is a great privilege to welcome James Bradley to the Cameron campus," says CU President Cindy Ross. "As we continue saluting Cameron's history with our on-going Centennial Celebration, it is fitting that we feature a historian of Mr. Bradley's stature. His presentation will demonstrate how we can draw on historic events to positively impact the future. As we look to Cameron's second hundred years of changing lives through education, I know we can all draw inspiration from his remarks."
James Bradley burst onto the national scene as an author in 2000 when "Flags of Our Fathers" was named The New York Times number one bestseller. The book, subsequently made into a critically acclaimed film, is the true story of the six men, including Bradley's father, who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, an image made iconic in the most reproduced photograph in history. He is also the author of the bestseller "Flyboys" and is working on his third book, "The Imperial Cruise."
James Bradley's keynote speeches are inspirational and moving testaments to the men and women who do the "impossible" everyday. Whether it is in time of war or in achieving goals at work and at home, he salutes those who believe in making a difference and creating success. Motivating people to do their best and seek out challenges, Bradley uses stories and examples to help audiences understand what they can do to overcome the impossible.
Drawing upon his vast research into the Pacific War, he addresses the mindset it takes to achieve success. Bradley cites examples of challenges that experts deemed "impossible" and dramatically illustrates how ordinary people did the impossible by thinking outside the box. He explores not only how victory was achieved, but also what the victory cost in terms of human life and suffering. Bradley's thrilling presentation challenges audiences to understand and remember the example that earlier generations have set, and to move beyond the "impossibilities" in their own lives.
For more information about this event, contact the Office of Community Relations at (580) 581-2211.
October 7, 2008