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Marshall Foundation to Host Author; Book About Women who Changed WWII

LEXINGTON, Va. March 6, 2023 — The George C. Marshall Foundation will host a lecture by author, U.S. Army retired Maj. Gen. Mari K. Eder on her book, “The Girls Who Stepped out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed World War II” on Thursday, March 9, at 5:30 p.m., at their building located on VMI Parade Avenue on Virginia Military Institute post. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. 

Eder is a renowned speaker and author, and has served as director of public affairs at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany, and as adjunct professor and lecturer in communications and public diplomacy at the NATO School in Germany, and at Sweden’s International Training Command. She served in senior positions at the Pentagon, in the Department of Defense, and on the Army staff.  

Eder’s second book in the series titled, “The Girls Who Fought Crime: The Untold True Story of the Country’s First Female Investigator and Her Crime Fighting Squad,” features groundbreaking crime fighters and is due to be released in August.  

A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Copies of Elder’s book will be available for $27.99. The lecture will be livestreamed on the Marshall Foundation’s website marshallfoundation.org and YouTube channel bit.ly/2Or0E8D. Stream viewers are encouraged to ask questions in YouTube’s chat feature or submit them to librarian@marshallfoundation.org. Eder will answer questions from in-person guests and stream participants following the presentation.  

To make reservations and for more information, email events@marshallfoundation.org or call 540-463-7103, ext. 138.  

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