The Fairbanks Branch Houston Public Library presents Dr. Samuel Axelrad: Peaceful Bones Book Signing and Presentation

Dr. Samuel Axelrad
Dr. Samuel Axelrad Photo by Janice Rubin

Fairbanks Branch Houston Public Library 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 event.

Event Details


11.7.17 | 4:30 pm


Fairbanks Branch Houston Public Library
7122 Gessner Rd.
Houston, TX 77040

Ticket Info

Admission is free.