In Honor of Veteran’s Day, Barnes & Noble Bookstore in River Oaks Presents Peaceful Bones Book Signing by Vietnam War Veteran, Prominent Houston Doctor Samuel Axelrad, M.D.
Dr. Samuel Axelrad is a Houston author, retired urologist and Vietnam War veteran who recently published a memoir titled Peaceful Bones. Dr. Axelrad’s memoir illustrates his time in Vietnam as an army surgeon during the Vietnam war where he finds himself helping not only American soldiers but hundreds of Vietnamese citizens both wounded and ill. Peaceful Bones is about one special patient named Hung Nguyen aka “Charlie” who becomes an unlikely friend on the battlefield. Dr. Axelrad saves Charlie’s life, forging a bond that crosses cultural and enemy lines.
Their reunion, 46 years after losing touch in 1967, was a moving and inspiring moment that made history around the world. Peaceful Bones is Dr. Axelrad’s stories of the war, his life, and the uncanny “coincidences” that brought him and Charlie together twice in one lifetime over several decades and thousands of miles.
Peaceful Bones will be available for purchase at Barnes & Noble in River Oaks during and following the event. To order a copy online, please visit Amazon.com.
A portion of the book’s proceeds benefit Texas for Heroes, an organization that sponsors retreats for U.S. veterans, and Hoa Binh Peace Village, which supports children in Vietnam affected by Agent Orange. Experience the story of an inspirational friendship between two enemy soldiers.
WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 2017
1 – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Barnes & Noble Bookstore, River Oaks
2030 West Gray St. Houston, TX 77019