Thursday, May 23, 2013
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: McCormick Foundation Center, McCormick Tribune Forum, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Belinda L Clarke
Category: Lectures & Meetings
Medill welcomes Stephen Rodrick, Medill alumnus and contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, GQ and The New Republic. Rodrick, MSJ91, is the author of the just-published book, “Magical Stranger: A Son’s Journey Into His Father’s Life.” On November 28, 1979, Commander Peter Rodrick died when his plane crashed in the Indian Ocean. He was just thirty-six and had been the commanding officer of his squadron for 127 days. Eight thousand miles away on Whidbey Island, near Seattle, he left behind a wife who never recovered, two daughters, and a thirteen-year-old son who would grow up to be a writer—one who was drawn to write about his father, his family, and the devastating consequences of military service.