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Presidio Book Club - "American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity"

Saturday, Sep 15, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM At Presidio Officers' Club Offered by:

Presidio Trust

The traditional book club has been reimagined as an inclusive public program that anyone can take part in, whether or not they’ve read the book. Enjoy contextualizing remarks by Presidio Trust historian, Dr. Barbara Berglund Sokolov, and then participate in or just listen to the facilitated discussion of both the book and the general topic that follows. Think of this as part book club, part graduate seminar, part Parisian salon.

All titles are available for purchase at the Presidio Visitor Center.


Saturday, September 15, 1 to 3 pm
Christian G. Appy, American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity (Viking Penguin, 2015)

Fifty years ago, in 1968, the United States was pouring money and troops into a war in Vietnam as protest against it exploded on the home front. Explore the Vietnam War’s conflicting lessons and legacies from a variety of perspectives -- the ways it changed our national self-perception; its myths and realities; its impact on popular culture and foreign policy; and how it continues to influence our role in the world today.​


This event is free but due to space constraints registration is required. Please complete the registration process below. Please note that registering does not guarantee admission. Registered guests will be offered priority admission that will be honored until 15 minutes before the start of the event.

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