November 16, 2007

Book Event: Bernard Fall: Memories of a Soldier-Scholar

Dorothy Fall, author of an exciting and informative biography Bernard Fall: Memories of a Soldier-Scholar will discuss and sign copies of her book.
Please RSVP NOW!
7:30 PM Tuesday December 4

Sabang Restaurant
2504 Ennalls Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Free Parking in the Front Lot / Fully Accessible to all
Short walk from the Wheaton Metro Stop (red line)

Book Description: Bernard Fall: Memories of a Soldier-Scholar by Dorothy Fall.

Bernard Fall wrote the classics Street Without Joy and Hell in a Very Small Place, which detailed the French experience in Vietnam. One of the first (and the best-informed) Western observers to say that the United States could not win there either, he was killed in Vietnam in 1967 while accompanying a Marine platoon.

Written by his widow Dorothy, Bernard Fall: Memories of a Soldier-Scholar tells the story of this courageous and influential Frenchman, who experienced many of the major events of the twentieth century. His mother perished at Auschwitz, his father was killed by the Gestapo, and he himself fought in the Resistance. It focuses, however, on Vietnam and on two love stories. The first details Fall's love for Vietnam and his efforts to save the country from destruction and the United States from disaster. The second shows a husband and father dedicated to a cause that continuously lured him away from those he loved. With a foreword by the late David Halberstam.

We'll also hold a brief monthly meeting covering our key issues and working with coalition of area and region groups to achieve success in MD 8, Maryland and the US. Planning for MAJOR events including MoCo Health Care Forum, Maryland Budget Town Hall Meeting, Special events, Ongoing Peace and other efforts.

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