Crash Course: From The Good War To The Forever War
December 11, Tuesday, 7-9pm,
Room 210, Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave.
Author, Historian & US Air Force Veteran H. Bruce Franklin reads from his new book: Crash Course: From the Good War to the Forever War.
From the cover flap: “Growing up during the Second World War, H. Bruce Franklin believed what he was told: that America’s victory would lead to a new era of world peace. Like most Americans, he was soon led to believe in a world wide Communist conspiracy that menaced the United States, forcing the nation into a disastrous war in Korea. But once he joined the U.S. Air Force and began flying top-secret missions as a navigator and intelligence officer, what he learned was eye opening…
Now, after fifty years as a renowned cultural historian, Franklin offers a set of hard-learned lessons about modern American history. Crash Course is essential reading for anyone who
wonders how America ended up where it is today… It also finds startling parallels between America’s foreign military exploits and the equally brutal tactics used on the home front to crush organized labor, antiwar, and civil rights movements.
More than just a memoir or a history book, Crash Course gives readers a unique firsthand look at the building of the American empire and the damage it has wrought. Shocking and gripping as any thriller, it exposes a decades-long deception of the American public and commemorates the millions who have been continually fighting for peace and justice.”