Book Signing Edison 64 | Richard Sand
Browseabout Books welcomes author Richard Sand for a presentation and signing of his book,
Tuesday, July 2, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
A portion of proceeds from books sold at this event will be donated to the local VFW and American Legion posts.
64 students from Edison High School in North Philadelphia were killed in the Vietnam War. A tragedy in Vietnam and at home.
Edison High School in Philadelphia had more young men go to their deaths in the Vietnam War than any other school in the nation. Award-winning author and historian, Richard Sand, has compiled their drama, their sacrifice, and their service. Following them and their classmates from their inner-city neighborhood, where violence and poverty were a way of life, to the jungles of Vietnam, Richard Sand weaves together their stories, part poetry, and part pathos.
Richard Sand is a well-known historian, college professor, award-winning author and attorney. His first published work was “Tunnel Runner,” of which Today's Librarian proclaimed, "Fans of the espionage thriller rejoice!" Then came the award-winning Lucas Rook Mystery Series, the first book of which won the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, and was acclaimed by Publishers Weekly, Book Sense, Book List, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun and The American Library Association, among others. Sand was also an appointed member of the Pennsylvania Historic & Museum Commission; a recipient of the Senate Citation for contribution to the arts; and a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.