Starbucks CEO remembers father with new book on veterans
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz may be best known for his iconic cups of joe, but some of his most important contributions may be through his work as a veteran's advocate.
On November 4, Schultz and Washington Post editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran debuted their salute to veterans in their new book, "For Love of Country."
In an interview with Marketplace.org, Schultz explained that his father's service as a medic based in the South Pacific during World War II was one factor that drove him to write the book.
"From the time I was a young boy, to the day he died in 1987, my father would not once speak about the war," he told the Seattle Times. "These were things that were unspeakable. We never got a word from him. I think we just moved away and respected him."
With this book, Schultz told the publication, "We're trying to create a national conversation that needs to take place."
Hear the authors discuss their collaboration live with AOL BUILD today at 3 p.m. EST in the video above.