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July 19, 2017
MAM Book Club: Hog's Exit-Jerry Daniels, the Hmong, and the CIA by Gayle Morrison
Times: 6:00 PM

Location: MAM

Join local author Gayle Morrison for a lively discussion about her book, Hog’s Exit: Jerry Daniels, the Hmong, and the CIA. Follow the captivating true story of the late Jerry Daniels, known by his CIA call-sign, "Hog.” A Missoula smokejumper and CIA field operative, Daniels was a liaison officer between Hmong General Vang Pao and the CIA in Laos. He organized the air evacuation of Vang Pao and more than 2,000 of his officers and their families to Thailand, later facilitating the resettlement of more than 50,000 Hmong worldwide. Morrison stitches together oral histories and interviews with those who knew Daniels to reassess his mysterious death. This book club conversation coincides with the exhibition of embroidered works, From Flower Cloth to Story Cloth: Hmong Textiles in the MAM Collection.

MAM Book Club is a forum that connects great literature and contemporary art with selected readings about art, artists, art history, and culture. Discussions include a tour of relevant artworks on view in the galleries. MAM’s cash bar will offer light refreshments. Free registration is requested by calling 406.728.0447.

Receive 10% off your copy of the book in the MAM bookstore following registration. Books are also available for purchase at Fact & Fiction or UM Bookstore, and available on loan from the Missoula Public Library.

Related programs:

From Flower Cloth to Story Cloth: Hmong Textiles in the MAM Collection // July 07 - September 20
Saturday+ Susan Lindbergh Miller and Gayle Morrison // July 8, 11 AM–12 PM
Family-Friendly Celebration of Hmong Culture // July 26, 4–7 PM

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