Brunch & Book Talk with American Reckoning Author
February 14, 2015 • 11am – 1pm
Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave., Portland
Celebrate acclaimed historian and award-winning author Christian Appy, professor of history at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, upon the release of his new book, American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity.
Join Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 for a Valentines Day Brunch reception in honor of Christian Appy. Professor Appy is the author of two previous books on the Vietnam War, including the oral history, Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides, which won the 2004 Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction.
The chapter will present a special Valentines-themed award to the author at this event, along with four other local “truth tellers.” Sliding-scale admission $14-$20 includes catered brunch, talk and discussion with Chris Appy, plus access to the current Architectural Heritage Center exhibit, “Strength, Utility, and Beauty: Architectural Metal in the Gilded Age.” (Doors open at 10 a.m.) Tickets are available in advance through brownpapertickets.com and at the door on the day of the event.
Please note: Some parking is available at the gas station across the street to the north of the Architectural Heritage Center. For more information about this event, call Becky at 503-774-9197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. For more information about Christian Appy, visit christianappy.com
VFP72′s Valentines Day Brunch is proudly sponsored by KBOO Community Radio 90.7 FM. KBOO’s winter member drive is happening Feb. 4-14. Listen in and if you’re not a member, please consider joining! Discover the power of community radio….
Advance praise for American Reckoning:
Peter Davis, director of the Oscar-winning documentary Hearts and Minds: “Brilliant, beautiful, and painful…an essential book…[It] brightly illuminates the question we all need to ask ourselves: what is America’s place in the world?”
Nick Turse, author of the New York Times bestseller Kill Anything That Moves: “A triumph of originality… American Reckoning offers a fresh lens for understanding the United States in the context of its most controversial conflict as well as its 21st century wars.”
Marilyn B. Young, author of The Vietnam Wars: “Christian Appy…argues persuasively that we must remember the war and its consequences if we are to come to a full reckoning with the past and finally dispel the myth of American exceptionalism.”