NYPL New York Veteran History Series: Vietnam

I will moderate this panel at the New York Public Library on November 5:

New York Veteran History Series: Vietnam
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 6 – 8 p.m.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium
(Map and directions)
Fully accessible to wheelchairs

The Vietnam War radically changed how Americans view the military, returning veterans, and our political leadership.  Nearly 40 years after the end of US military involvement in Vietnam our country is still making efforts to properly welcome our troops home from the war.Join NYC veterans of the Vietnam War for a panel discussion about the stories that have come to dominate the way we think about them, and the personal narratives that may help to dispel some of the myths that surround them.

This panel will be moderated by Philip F. Napoli, author of Bringing It All Back Home:  An Oral History of New York City’s Vietnam Veterans.



Book Launch of Bringing It All Back Home

Join Brooklyn Historical Society for the official launch of…

Bringing It All Back Home: An Oral History of New York City’s Vietnam Veterans

Brooklyn Historical Society

  • 128 Pierrepont St
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

The event is free and open to the public, but please make a reservation, as space is limited.

FREE Book Launch & Author Talk with Philip F. Napoli

EVENT LOCATION: Brooklyn Historical Society’s Othmer Library

Join us for a discussion from the author and a remarkable group of veterans who will share some of the heartrending oral histories that topple assumptions about the people who served in Vietnam. Philip F. Napoli’s Bringing It All Back Home strips away the myths and reveals the complex individuals who served in Southeast Asia. Napoli was one of the chief researchers for Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation, and in the spirit of that enterprise, his oral histories recast our understanding of a war and its legacy.

Book Launch

Please join me, Marilyn and a number of the veterans profiled in my new book.BIABH

Thursday, June 13
The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club
283 Lexington Avenue
 New York, NY 10016-3540
(212) 683-4353 (800) 678-8443

Philip F. Napoli, director of the Veterans Oral History Project at Brooklyn College, speaks about Bringing It All Back Home, a new book drawing on in-depth oral history interviews he conducted with more than two hundred persons between 2004 and 2010. He will be joined by several of the veterans featured in the book to share their experiences and to discuss New Yorkers’ experience both in Vietnam and as veterans after the war.

Event is free and open to the public but please RSVP to Brian Gittis at brian [dot] gittis [at] fsgbooks [dot] com, as space is limited.

Read more about Bringing It All Back Home at www.fsgbooks.com/bringingitallbackhome

“Philip F. Napoli is the perfect person to write this book. Having worked with the Vietnam veterans of New York City for many years, he has come to understand us. While focused on vets from New York City, these stories are very representative of all those who served in Vietnam and what happened to them upon their return home. I want to thank Professor Napoli for telling the true story of Vietnam veterans, who have often been exploited in the media.”
—John Rowan, President, Vietnam Veterans of America

“Bringing It All Back Home is a book we should all read, for it takes us from city streets to Vietnam jungles and back again. It’s an important and instructive account of the pilgrimage of New York’s young men who went to war and came home to resume their city lives and share their experiences.”
—Tom Brokaw, special correspondent for NBC News
author of The Greatest Generation

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 72 Fundraiser

 The Thomas P. Coughlin Memorial Chapter 72

of Vietnam Veterans of America

Brooklyn, NY

will host a fund raiser and party on June 22, 2013.

Please bring unwanted clothing, household goods, small appliances, etc.

Greenwood Park Beer Garden
555 7th Ave. Brooklyn
(between 19th and 20th Streets)

Between 11 AM and 3 PM

There will be live music and a DJ.

All donations are tax deductible

VVA event June 22