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Max Brooks and ML Cavanaugh: How Game of Thrones Explains Modern Military Strategy

Who will claim the Iron Throne and why? On the eve of the premiere of the final season of “Game of Thrones,” Max Brooks and ML Cavanaugh’s new book brings together 30 expert strategists to answer that question and engage in questions surrounding the most popular television series of our time. As characters battle for power and control, there is magic and witchcraft, fiery dragons, frozen zombies, chaotic combat, swordplay and brutal intrigue, creating one of the most intense worldwide strategy plotlines in contemporary television. By applying the theories of our actual world to the examples in fictional Westeros (including Tyrion Lannister’s unlikely success, Daenerys Targaryen’s fire-strafing dragons and Jon Snow’s abilities as a leader), Brooks and Cavanaugh will discern the fascinating connections between George R. R. Martin's fantasy world and real war and politics.

April 9, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

Speakers
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Max Brooks
Writer; Fellow, Modern War Institute at West Point; Co-Editor, Winning Westeros: How Game of Thrones Explains Modern Military Conflict; Author, World War Z; Son of Mel Brooks
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Lt. Col. ML Cavanaugh
U.S. Army Strategist; Fellow, Modern War Institute at West Point; Co-Editor, Winning Westeros: How Game of Thrones Explains Modern Military Conflict
Format

5:30 p.m. check in
6:30 p.m. program