Cook Memorial Library District will host Libertyville native Jim Frederick and his wife, Charlotte Greensit, both editors for Time Magazine, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St., Libertyville. While this event is free and open to the public, registration is required. To register call (847) 362-2330 or visit webres.cooklib.org.
Frederick, the international and executive editor, is a nationwide leading authority on military crime and his book, "Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent Into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death," chronicles heinous war crimes committed by one American platoon in Iraq. Greensit is a special projects editor at Time Inc.'s book division. She recently edited the book "Time The Royal Family" as well as an upcoming guide to the 2012 U.S. Presidential election.
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"Black Hearts" is an unflinching account of the epic, tragic deployment of 1st Platoon. Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with Black Heart soldiers and firsthand reporting from the Triangle of Death, "Black Hearts" is a timeless story about men in combat and the fragility of character in the savage crucible of warfare. But it is also a timely warning of new dangers emerging in the way American soldiers are led on the battlefields of the 21st century.
"Time The Royal Family" is an exploration of the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal House of Windsor. This edition details war and sacrifice, a throne abdicated for love, the late Princess Diana, and the next generation of British monarchs; king-in-waiting Prince Charles, and Prince William and his wife.
Between August 2006 and January 2008, Frederick was a senior editor at Time in London, responsible for helping to coordinate coverage of Europe, Africa and the Middle East for both the weekly newsmagazine and the time.com website. Prior to that assignment, he was Time's Tokyo Bureau chief for four years, where he reported on and wrote about Japanese culture, society, government, economics, and international politics.
Prior to joining Time, Frederick was a senior editor with Money magazine in New York. In his five and a half years at Money, Frederick wrote or edited stories on virtually every subject that publication covers, from banking, stocks and mutual funds, to travel, retirement and savings. He wrote or edited long-form business profiles and economic analysis, including an examination of Microsoft's (then) $40 billion cash board as well as an assessment of the financial impact of Sept. 11 on the U.S. economy.
Frederick has freelanced widely for publications ranging from Real Simple to The New York Times Magazine. He has been a frequent public speaker and panelist at the World Economic Forum and similar organizations' events and has appeared often on radio and TV, including CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, 60 Minutes and NPR.
Greensit is the senior editor at Time Magazine and was responsible for the editorial operations for the International editions. She was born in Yorkshire, England, and now lives in New York City.
Come hear Jim and Charlotte share their amazing experiences, who in addition to being professional colleagues, were married in Libertyville in September 2011.