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Admiral James Stavridis and Melissa Block

Admiral James Stavridis and Melissa Block

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Admiral James Stavridis and Melissa Block

Admiral James Stavridis, a retired 4-star Naval officer and former Supreme Allied Commander of the NATO Alliance, sits down with NPR host Melissa Block to talk about his new book, Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character. The interview was recorded at the University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum.
S21 E2 Length 56:38 Premiere: 3.16.20

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Season 21

Admiral James Stavridis and Melissa Block

S21 E2 Length 56:38 Premiere Date 3.16.20

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