Vietnam A ReaderVietnam A Reader



Vietnam A Reader goes beyond the day when the last shot was fired in anger and covers the period when America tried to forget the war and its veterans, the initially controversial Vietnam War Memorial and the ongoing process of ...

Author: David Zabecki

Publisher: ibooks

ISBN: 9781596877160

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A COMPELLING NEW EXAMINATION OF THE VIETNAM WAR BY VIETNAM MAGAZINE, AMERICA'S MOST DISTINGUISHED PUBLICATION ON THE VIETNAM WAR Vietnam A Reader brings to life as never before the many complexities -- the people, battles and strategies -- that made this tragic, heroic chapter in America's history unique. Vietnam A Reader goes beyond the day when the last shot was fired in anger and covers the period when America tried to forget the war and its veterans, the initially controversial Vietnam War Memorial and the ongoing process of reconciliation and healing that has occurred since its dedication.

The American Experience in VietnamThe American Experience in Vietnam



Essays discuss America's strategy during the Vietnam War, what it was like to fight there, the role of the press, the antiwar movement, and American guilt over the war

Author: Grace Sevy

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806123907

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Page: 334

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Essays discuss America's strategy during the Vietnam War, what it was like to fight there, the role of the press, the antiwar movement, and American guilt over the war

The Vietnam ReaderThe Vietnam Reader



From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author: Stewart O'Nan

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307489746

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The Vietnam Reader is a selection of the finest and best-known art from the American war in Vietnam, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film, still photos, and popular song lyrics. All the strongest work is here, from mainstream bestsellers to radical poetry, from Tim O'Brien to Marvin Gaye. Also included are incisive reader's questions--useful for educators and book clubs--in a volume that makes an essential contribution to a wider understanding of the Vietnam War. This authoritative and accessible volume is sure to become a classic reference, as well as indispensable and provocative reading for anyone who wants to know more about the war that changed the face of late-twentieth-century America. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Viet Nam ReaderThe Viet Nam Reader



ARTICLES AND DOCUMENTS ON AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND THE VIET NAM CRISIS.

Author: Marcus G. Raskin

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ISBN: UOM:39015002637141

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Page: 526

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ARTICLES AND DOCUMENTS ON AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND THE VIET NAM CRISIS. THE MATERIAL IS ORGANIZED IN GENERAL CATEGORIES: THE CRISIS OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY; THE RISE OF THE VIET NAM PROBLEM; THE SECOND INDOCHINA WAR; THE INTERESTED BYSTANDERS; PUBLIC ASSESSMENT; THE NEGOTIATING POSITIONS.

A Vietnam War ReaderA Vietnam War Reader



A Vietnam War Reader, edited by Michael Hunt, is a unique collection of shocking lived experiences, directly from the mouths and the pens of those soldiers, politicians and citizens who lived through the days of the Vietnam War and its ...

Author: Michael Hunt

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141946665

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Page: 256

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Nixon: I'd rather use a nuclear bomb. Have you got that ready? Kissinger: Now that, I think, would just be, uh, too much, uh - Nixon: A nuclear bomb, does that bother you? [Kissinger response virtually inaudible] Nixon: I just want you to think big, Henry, for Christ's sake! A Vietnam War Reader, edited by Michael Hunt, is a unique collection of shocking lived experiences, directly from the mouths and the pens of those soldiers, politicians and citizens who lived through the days of the Vietnam War and its bloody aftermath. Including testimony from both American and Vietnamese sources, the Reader contains such diverse documents as Ho Chi Minh's report to the Communist Party, a secret memo from the CIA on the Vietcong and a 1966 letter from a junior officer to his family, describing his growing doubts about the war. Transcripts show the casual conversations and public press conferences that would lead to millions of deaths, revealing the terrible dilemmas faced by those in power, and on the ground. Pham Van Dong: If the United States dares to start a limited war, we will fight it, and will win it. Mao Zedong: Yes, you can win it.

The Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War



The text features documents that foster discussion on the continuing debates about the causes, consequences and morality of the US intervention.

Author: Edward Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405196772

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Page: 296

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The Vietnam War is an outstanding collection of primary documents related to America’s conflict in Vietnam which includes a balance of original American and Vietnamese perspectives, providing a uniquely varied range of insights into both American and Vietnamese experiences. Includes substantial non-American content, including many original English translations of Vietnamese-authored texts which showcase the diversity and complexity of Vietnamese experiences during the war Contains original American documents germane to the continuing debates about the causes, consequences and morality of the US intervention Incorporates personal histories of individual Americans and Vietnamese Introductory headnotes place each document in context Features a range of non-textual documents, including iconic photographs and political cartoons

Reading the Wind Reading the Wind



Drawing on the synergy of this conference, Timothy J. Lomperis has produced an original work that focuses on the growing body of literature—including novels, personal accounts, and oral histories—which describes the experiences of ...

Author: Timothy J. Lomperis

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822307499

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Page: 174

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The decade following the American defeat in Vietnam has been filled with doubts about American politics and values, confusion over the lessons of the war, and anger about the physical and psychological suffering that occurred during the war as well as thereafter. In the years since the U.S. withdrawal, our need to make sense of Vietnam has prompted an outpouring of thinking and writing, from scholarly reappraisals of American foreign policy to highly personal accounts of participants. On the tenth anniversary of the final U. S. withdrawal, the Asia Society sponsored a conference on the Vietnam experience in American literature at which leading writers, critics, publishers, commentators, and academics wrestled with this phenomenon. Drawing on the synergy of this conference, Timothy J. Lomperis has produced an original work that focuses on the growing body of literature—including novels, personal accounts, and oral histories—which describes the experiences of American soldiers in Vietnam as well as the experience of veterans upon their return home.

Touring NamTouring Nam



By compiling letters, memoirs, stories, and historic accounts by such authors as Philip Caputo, Asa Baber, Tim O'Brien, and others, the editors offer an in-depth look at the war and the men who fought it

Author: Martin H. Greenberg

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 0688153887

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Page: 420

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By compiling letters, memoirs, stories, and historic accounts by such authors as Philip Caputo, Asa Baber, Tim O'Brien, and others, the editors offer an in-depth look at the war and the men who fought it

The Columbia Guide to the Vietnam WarThe Columbia Guide to the Vietnam War



Written by a renowned scholar of the conflict, The Columbia Guide to the Vietnam War provides students and researchers with the materials to think seriously about the conflict's many paradoxes and ramifications.

Author: David L. Anderson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231114931

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Page: 308

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The Vietnam War remains a major point of reference in discussions of U.S. foreign policy and national character. The lessons and legacies of the most divisive event in U.S. history in the twentieth century are hotly debated to this day. Written by a renowned scholar of the conflict, The Columbia Guide to the Vietnam War provides students and researchers with the materials to think seriously about the conflict's many paradoxes and ramifications.

The Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War



The editors of this collection of essays have thoughtfully and thoroughly compiled a sequence of essays that take readers through the high-controversial and devastating Vietnam War.

Author: David M. Haugen

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780737759372

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Page: 264

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The editors of this collection of essays have thoughtfully and thoroughly compiled a sequence of essays that take readers through the high-controversial and devastating Vietnam War. The essays are international sources, giving multiple perspectives. Readers receive a historical background on the war and learn of the major factors that contributed to it. They will read about the controversies surrounding it, as well as read compelling personal narratives from those who lived through it or were directly impacted by the war.

The Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War



Why was the Vietnam War of such global significance and how has it affected people on both sides of the conflict? This book seeks to relate the overall events and chronology of the war and show its impact on everyday lives.

Author: Cath Senker

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406234978

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Page: 80

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This series relates the overall chronology of major wars and shows their impact on everyday lives. Each book explores what the main events were, who the significant leaders and participants were, and what the strategic and technological nature of the conflicts were.

Mission on the Ho Chi Minh TrailMission on the Ho Chi Minh Trail



Taking the reader in the mountains and forests that the Americans called “Indian country,” Stevens presents the Viet Nam War as an extension of the romantic myth of the American frontier.

Author: Richard L. Stevens

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806167909

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Page: 292

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Taking the reader in the mountains and forests that the Americans called “Indian country,” Stevens presents the Viet Nam War as an extension of the romantic myth of the American frontier. In seven operations on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, the reader enters an exotic, exhilarating, terrifying world. Documented by military reports, Steven’s powerful and poetic prose and his complex examination of the Viet Nam War elevate his Trail journey into the realm of myth.

The Origins of the Vietnam WarThe Origins of the Vietnam War



Why did the US make a commitment to an independent South Vietnam? Could a major war have been averted? This book provides a short, accessible introduction to the origins of the Vietnam War.

Author: Fredrik Logevall

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582319188

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Page: 156

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This new book sets in context the conflict from the end of the Indochina War in 1954 to the eruption of full-scale war in 1965, and places events against their full international background. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between textbook and specialist survey and consists of a brief "Introduction" and/or "Background" to the subject, valuable in bringing the reader up-to-speed on the area being examined, followed by a substantial and authoritative section of "Analysis" focusing on the main themes and issues. There is a succinct "Assessment" of the subject, a generous selection of "Documents" and a detailed bibliography. Why did the US make a commitment to an independent South Vietnam? Could a major war have been averted? This book provides a short, accessible introduction to the origins of the Vietnam War. The war had a profound and lasting impact on the politics and society of Vietnam and the United States, and it also had a major impact on international relations. Readers interested in the history of southeast Asia, or the Vietnam War.

Working Class WarWorking Class War



No one can understand the complete tragedy of the American experience in Vietnam without reading this book.

Author: Christian G. Appy

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807860113

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No one can understand the complete tragedy of the American experience in Vietnam without reading this book. Nothing so underscores the ambivalence and confusion of the American commitment as does the composition of our fighting forces. The rich and the powerful may have supported the war initially, but they contributed little of themselves. That responsibility fell to the poor and the working class of America.--Senator George McGovern "Reminds us of the disturbing truth that some 80 percent of the 2.5 million enlisted men who served in Vietnam--out of 27 million men who reached draft age during the war--came from working-class and impoverished backgrounds. . . . Deals especially well with the apparent paradox that the working-class soldiers' families back home mainly opposed the antiwar movement, and for that matter so with few exceptions did the soldiers themselves.--New York Times Book Review "[Appy's] treatment of the subject makes it clear to his readers--almost as clear as it became for the soldiers in Vietnam--that class remains the tragic dividing wall between Americans.--Boston Globe

Long Time PassingLong Time Passing



This new edition of a classic book on the impact of the Vietnam War on Americans reintroduces the haunted voices of the Vietnam era to a new generation of readers.

Author: Myra MacPherson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253002761

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This new edition of a classic book on the impact of the Vietnam War on Americans reintroduces the haunted voices of the Vietnam era to a new generation of readers. Based on more than 500 interviews, Long Time Passing is journalist Myra MacPherson’s acclaimed exploration of the wounds, pride, and guilt of those who fought and those who refused to fight the war that continues to envelop the psyche of this nation. In a new introduction, Myra MacPherson reflects on what has changed, and what hasn’t, in the years since these interviews were conducted, explains the key points of reference from the 1980s that feature prominently in them, and brings the stories of her principal characters up to date. “A haunting chorus of voices, a moving deeply disturbing evocation of an era.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A brilliant and necessary book . . . this stunning depiction of Vietnam’s bitter fruit is calculated to agitate even the most complacent American.” —Philadelphia Inquirer “There have been many books on the Vietnam War, but few have captured its second life as memory better than Long Time Passing.” —Washington Post Book World “Enthralling reading . . . full of deep and strong emotions.” —New York Times

The War for South Viet Nam 1954 1975The War for South Viet Nam 1954 1975



Demolishes the cliches about the difficulties of winning the war and the ineffectiveness of the South Vietnamese allies.

Author: Anthony James Joes

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275968065

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Page: 199

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Demolishes the cliches about the difficulties of winning the war and the ineffectiveness of the South Vietnamese allies.