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Valentines Day Brunch
Architectural Heritage Center
Portland, OR
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Valentines Day Brunch
Veterans For Peace Chapter 72 hosts a Valentines Day Author's Brunch in celebration of acclaimed author Christian G. Appy, Professor of History at UMass Amherst, upon the release of his new book, American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity. Appy is the author of two previous books on the Vietnam War, including the 2004 oral history, Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides, which won the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction.

February 14, 2015
11am to 1pm
Architectural Heritage Center
Burns Family Classroom (2nd Floor)
701 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, Oregon

Chicken & Tofu Bahn Mi
Croissants & Cinnamon Twists
Green Salad
Tropical Fruit Platter
Home-baked Cookies
Mixed Fruit Juice Punch
Coffee & Tea

Brunch and socializing will be followed by a talk and discussion with Professor Appy about his book, which offers "a necessary corrective to our historical memory and our current course."

Attendees may arrive as early as 10am to view current Architectural Heritage Center exhibits at no extra charge. These include "Strength, Utility, and Beauty: Architectural Metal in the Gilded Age," and a solo exhibit by artist Teri Noesen titled "paper: people. place. time."

Advance praise for American Reckoning:

Peter Davis, director of the Oscar-winning documentary Hearts and Minds: "Brilliant, beautiful, and painfulan 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 Appyargues 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."

For more information about the brunch, call 503-774-9197 or email For more information about Christian G. Appy and his books, visit

VFP72s 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!


Architectural Heritage Center (View)
701 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
United States


Arts > Literary
Other > Charity
Other > Political

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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