Christian G. Appy

discusses

American Reckoning:
The Vietnam War and Our National Identity

This event includes a book signing

Date

Feb
19
Thursday
February 19, 2015
8:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes CHRISTIAN G. APPY, professor of history at UMass Amherst and author of the acclaimed Patriots, for a discussion of his latest book, American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity.

How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? Christian G. Appy now examines the relationship between the war’s realities and myths and its impact on our national identity, conscience, pride, shame, popular culture, and postwar foreign policy.

Drawing on a vast variety of sources from movies, songs, and novels to official documents, media coverage, and contemporary commentary, Appy offers an original interpretation of the war and its far-reaching consequences. Authoritative, insightful, sometimes surprising, and controversial, American Reckoning is a fascinating mix of political and cultural reporting that offers a completely fresh account of the meaning of the Vietnam War.

Christian G. Appy
Christian G. Appy

Christian G. Appy

Christian G. Appy is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the author of two previous books on the Vietnam War. Patriots was selected as the main selection of the BOMC and won the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction. He lives in Amherst.

Photo Credit: Ian Kaye

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