MAM Book Club: "Hog's Exit" by Gayle Morrison

Wed Jul 19 2017, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Join local author Gayle Morrison for a lively discussion about her book, "Hog’s Exit: Jerry Daniels, the Hmong, and the CIA." Call Cassidy at 406.728.0447 to RSVP. Cash bar available.

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."

VOICES IN CONTEMPORARY ART BOOK CLUB: Missoula Art Museum offers a new way to connect to great cultural literature and significant voices in contemporary art. Book club discussions are free for everyone and registration is requested by calling 406.728.0447. Book club selections are available for purchase at the Bookstore at UM, Fact & Fiction, and Missoula Art Museum (receive 10% off at MAM upon registration), or on loan from Missoula Public Library.

Location: Missoula Art Museum 335 N. Pattee Missoula, MT