Local author Steve Atkinson will read from his recently published book “In Liberating Strife: A Memoir of the Vietnam Years,” on Monday, Feb. 25, at the St. Anthony Library, 2941 Pentagon Drive NE in the St. Anthony Shopping Center, at 6:30 pm. 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 most welcome. The book is available in two volumes from the Hennepin County Library, at Amazon in both paperback and e-book formats, or by order from your local bookseller. It will also be available for purchase at the event. For additional information, contact the Hennepin County Library at 612-543-5669.