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Author Reading and Discussion, A Fireside Chat
August 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Local author Steve Atkinson will read from his recently published book, “In Liberating Strife: A Memoir of the Vietnam Years,” on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2 pm at the Hennepin History Museum, 2303 Third Ave. S. The book is an account of his days as a student at the University of Minnesota during the escalation of the US intervention in the war, followed by his service as a soldier in the US Army in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970. In addition to his own experiences, he devotes particular attention to local events during the height of the antiwar days. The second half of the program will be an open forum for discussing that era and reflecting on its impact on our nation today. Any and all recollections and opinions are welcome. The book is available from the Hennepin County Library, Amazon or by order from your local bookseller. It will also be available for purchase at the event. This is one of several events in August at the museum focusing on the experiences of Minnesota veterans. Info, see the museum’s Facebook page or call 612-870-1329.