Raasch Discusses “Imperfect Union” at St. Augustine, FL

As part of Flagler College’s Forum on Government and Public Policy series, acclaimed Washington correspondent Chuck Raasch will be giving a talk titled “After the guns go silent, and the ballots are cast” on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Lewis Auditorium.

Raasch’s lecture will focus on his 2016 book, “Imperfect Union, A Father’s Search for his son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg,” which is about the rise of the war correspondent and the experience that follows conflict and war.

“This topic is relevant in our long period of war against terrorism, and the uncertainty it brings to both survivors and those fighting it” Raasch said. “The aftermath of human conflict never leaves us.”

Chuck Raasch on C-SPAN

In an appearance broadcast on C-SPAN, Chuck Raasch talked about his book “Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg.”

Raasch is interviewed by National Press Club President Tommy Burr.

View the C-SPAN video here.

Imperfect Union: Tops in Its Category on Amazon

My great friends, John Runyan and Ruth Kane, hosted a book event for me on Capitol Hill last night. I had a great time talking about why I think one of the main points of “Imperfect Union” is worth pondering in our age. I focused on its examination on mythologizing in war, and our need for heroes. Some great questions from attendees.


I look forward to continuing the conversation with the folks who were there.

Also, proud to note that my book is now listed as a best seller in its category on Amazon.

Post-Dispatch reporter’s new book on Gettysburg goes beyond battlefield

screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-3-00-41-pmPost-Dispatch’s Washington correspondent Chuck Raasch joins “Inside the Post-Dispatch” hostesses Sam Liss and Leah Thorsen to discuss his book being released on October 1st. ‘Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg’ tells the story of a New York Times reporter’s search for his soldier son while shouldering the responsibility of covering the Civil War, and explores journalism at the time as well as the poor medical care soldiers often received.

CLICK HERE to hear the whole interview.