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 Professor Appy. 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.
Christian 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.
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.
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.”