Retired Marine Colonel Mark Mykleby will bring his ideas of a sustainable and interconnected future for America to Elk River Books with his book, The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America’s Prosperity, Security and Sustainability in the 21st Century, on Thursday, September 8, at 7 p.m.
The New Grand Strategy, as described by its authors, “tells the story of a plan, born within the Pentagon, to recapture America’s greatness at home and abroad by elevating sustainability as our new strategic imperative. It aligns our enduring national interests of prosperity and security with a new framework that addresses pressing economic, social, and environmental issues at home, tapping into a trillion-dollar market demand for walkable communities, regenerative agriculture and resource productivity. It is an inspiring vision of what’s possible when Americans hold a collective view of the future and come together to bring it to reality.”
Mark “Puck” Mykleby holds a masters of military studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and a masters of strategic studies from the Air War College. He has served as a special strategic assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he co-authored A National Strategic Narrative. For this work, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and was honored by Greenbiz.com as a Worldchanger for promoting a vision of how full-spectrum sustainability can align with the security and well-being of cities and nations.
The free event will take place upstairs at Elk River Books, 120 N. Main St. and will be followed by a book signing and reception. During his visit to Livingston, Mykleby will also discuss his work with local high school students.
Elk River Books specializes in collectible outdoor, regional and Western history books, and provides a lively venue for southwest Montana’s unique literary community. For more information, call 333-2330.