Architectural Heritage Center, 701 Southeast Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97214, United States

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Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 11am-1pm
11am-1pm
Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 hosts a Valentines Day Brunch from 11am to 1pm at the Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Avenue, in Portland, Oregon, in honor of acclaimed author Christian G. Appy, a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, whose latest book, American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity, was released on February 5, 2015. 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 Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction. A brunch social will be followed by a talk and discussion with Professor Appy about his new book, which offers “a necessary corrective to our historical memory and our current course.” Attendees may arrive as early as 10am to view the current Architectural Heritage Center exhibit, "Strength, Utility, and Beauty: Architectural Metal in the Gilded Age," at no extra charge. Brunch tickets are available for sliding scale $14–$20 and may be purchased online at vfpbrunch.brownpapertickets.com. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. For more information about the brunch, call 503-774-9197 or email info@vfpchapter72.org. For more information about Christian G. Appy and his books, 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.”