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Abilene, Kan. - The next Lunch & Learn program is Wednesday, October 16, at noon in the Eisenhower Presidential Library Visitors Center Auditorium, 200 SE 4th, Abilene. Free and open to the public, a light lunch is included on a first come, first serve basis. A sign-language interpreter will be available for this program.

Abilene's very own Marlin Fitzwater returns to discuss his new book, Calm Before the Storm: Desert Storm Diaries & Other Stories. His front row seat as White House Press Secretary to some of America’s most defining moments provides an intimate look at what transpired inside the White House.

Marlin Fitzwater is an American writer who served as White House Press Secretary for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush from 1983 to 1993. Fitzwater was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal in 1992. He is the founder of the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication located at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. He is married and lives in Maryland, in a village on the Chesapeake Bay.

A book signing will follow Fitzwater's presentation. Copies of his book are available for sale in the gift shop and online at

The Lunch & Learn series is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation and the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation.

About the Eisenhower Presidential Library

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is one of 15 Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. They preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Public programs and exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library are made possible in part through the generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation. To learn more, visit