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Christian Appy

Christian Appy
Born 5 April 1955
Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation Professor Author
Nationality United States
Subject Vietnam War
Notable works Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered From All Sides

Christian Gerard Appy (born April 5, 1955) is the author of three books on American History and a Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts. His upcoming book is American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity, which will be released by Viking Press in 2015.

Biography

Christian was born in Westport, Connecticut where he attended public school and graduated from Staples High School in 1973. At Amherst College, Class of 1977 he majored in American Studies and wrote a prizewinning honors thesis on Appalachian coal miners. He received his Ph.D in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University in 1987.[1] His dissertation received the Ralph Henry Gabriel dissertation prize from the American Studies Association.[2] It went on to become his first book, Working Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam. Appy taught at Harvard and MIT before accepting a position in the history department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in 2004. His book Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides is widely assigned to college students studying the Vietnam War, due to its unique and nearly comprehensive view of those involved in the war. In April 2013, he won the UMASS Distinguished Teaching Award. Professor Appy is married to Katherine Appy, and has 2 children and 3 step children. Chris and his family live in Amherst, Massachusetts. His new book, "American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity," is set for release in early 2015.


Literary Works

Book Citation
American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity Appy, Christian G. American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity. New York: Viking, 2015. Print.
Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides Appy, Christian G. Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides. New York: Viking, 2003. Print.
Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam Appy, Christian G. Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1993. Print.
Cold War Constructions: The Political Culture of United States Imperialism, 1945-1966 Appy, Christian G. Cold War Constructions: The Political Culture of United States Imperialism, 1945-1966. Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 2000. Print.

References

  1. ^ http://www.umass.edu/history/people/faculty/appy.html
  2. ^ http://www.theasa.net/prizes_and_grants/awards_and_prizes/#Gabriel

External links

  • Official website


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