Reconciliation Road, with John Marshall


We will revisit a classic when John Douglas Marshall comes to talk about his book Reconciliation Road: A Family Odyssey (originally published in 1993).

In his prize-winning memoir, Reconciliation Road, John Marshall recounts a road trip around America in search of the truth about his famous grandfather General S. L. A. (Slam) Marshall, author of Pork Chop Hill. In the process he comes to terms with his own past and that of others whose families were torn apart by the Vietnam War.

"A fascinating portrait of General Marshall emerges, interwoven with events from the turbulent Sixties and the author's yearning for reconciliation; highly recommended". -- Library Journal

"This poignant book... is an important contribution to the rich literature of the Vietnam War."--David Halberstam, Washington Post Book World 


John Douglas Marshall is the author of Reconciliation Road, an award-winning memoir. The longtime book critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer has interviewed and profiled many prominent memoir authors.


Event date: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Reconciliation Road: A Family Odyssey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780295979496
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Published: University of Washington Press - April 1st, 2000