SLCL Authors @ the J and the Westfall Politics & History Series
Present Journalist George Black
Author of “The Long Reckoning: A Story of War, Peace, and Redemption in Vietnam”
The J’s Staenberg Family Complex
Mirowitz Performing Arts Center at 2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146
In Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning St. Louis Post-Dispatch Columnist Tony Messenger.
Author and journalist George Black recounts the inspirational story of a small cast of characters–veterans, scientists, and Quaker-inspired pacifists, and their Vietnamese partners–who used their moral authority, scientific and political ingenuity, and sheer persistence to attempt to heal the horrors that were left in the wake of the military engagement in Southeast Asia–specifically from unexploded munitions and the use of toxic chemicals such as Agent Orange. Their intersecting story is one of reconciliation and personal redemption, embedded in a vivid portrait of Vietnam today. “The Long Reckoning” is being published on the 50th anniversary of the day the last American combat soldier left Vietnam.
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