The Book Scene Bookstore presents Dr. Samuel Axelrad: Peaceful Bones
The Book Scene Bookstore will host Vietnam War veteran, Houston doctor and author Samuel Axelrad, M.D. Dr. 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. Dr. Axelrad’s son, Chris, and Rabbi Ranon Teller co-authored the memoir.
Peaceful Bones will be available for purchase at The Book Scene following the event. 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.