|Born||5 April 1955
|Notable works||Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered From All Sides|
Christian Gerard Appy (born April 5, 1955) is the author of three books on American History and a Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts. His most recent book is called American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity and it was released in February 2015.
Christian was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1955. In 1964, his family moved to Westport, Connecticut where he attended public school and graduated from Staples High School in 1973. At Amherst College, Class of 1977 he majored in American Studies and wrote a prizewinning honors thesis on Appalachian coal miners. He received his Ph.D in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University in 1987. His dissertation received the Ralph Henry Gabriel dissertation prize from the American Studies Association. It went on to become his first book, Working Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam. Appy taught at Harvard and MIT before accepting a position in the history department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in 2004. His book Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides is widely assigned to college students studying the Vietnam War, due to its unique and nearly comprehensive view of those involved in the war. In April 2013, he won the UMASS Distinguished Teaching Award. Professor Appy is married to Katherine Appy, and has 2 children and 3 step children. Chris and his family live in Amherst, Massachusetts. His most recent book, "American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity" was released in early 2015.
|American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity||Appy, Christian G. American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity. New York: Viking, 2015. Print.|
|Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides||Appy, Christian G. Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides. New York: Viking, 2003. Print.|
|Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam||Appy, Christian G. Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1993. Print.|
|Cold War Constructions: The Political Culture of United States Imperialism, 1945-1966||Appy, Christian G. Cold War Constructions: The Political Culture of United States Imperialism, 1945-1966. Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 2000. Print.|
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