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Patriots : the Vietnam War remembered from all sides

Author: Christian G Appy
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2003.
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Christian G. Appy's oral history of the Vietnam War probes the war's path through both the United States and Vietnam. These testimonies of 135 men and women span the entire history of the Vietnam conflict, from its murky origins in the 1940s to the chaotic fall of Saigon in 1975. Sometimes detached and reflective, often raw and emotional, they allow us to see and feel what this war meant to people literally on all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian G Appy
ISBN: 9780142004494 0142004499 9780670032143 067003214X
OCLC Number: 50606515
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvii, 574 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Commanders --
War heroes --
Paying the price --
Where is Vietnam? --
"History is not made with ifs" --
"Deliver us from evil" --
"Kick the tires and light the fires" --
"The emperor has no clothes --
"Paradise island" --
Trails to war --
"You want me to start World War III?" --
Central Highlands --
From civil rights to antiwar --
"The ultimate protest" --
Free-fire zone --
Triage --
Morale boosters --
Air war --
Prisoners of war (I) --
Cameras, books, and guns --
Antiwar escalations --
"They slept at our house" --
Tet --
Memorial Day 1968 --
From Johnson to Nixon --
"A three-square-mile piece of the United States" --
Families at war --
My Lai --
"You look like a gook" --
"An acute lack of forgetfulness" --
From Cambodia to Kent State --
The end of the tunnel --
"We really believed..." --
Watergate --
"The world was coming to an end" --
"Everybody thought we'd won the war" --
Paris --
Prisoners of war (II) --
Collapse --
"The merriment was short-lived" --
Missing in action --
War-zone childhoods --
Silences --
Souvenirs --
Taps.
Responsibility: Christian G. Appy.

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Christian G. Appy's oral history of the Vietnam War probes the war's path through both the United States and Vietnam. These testimonies of 135 men and women span the entire history of the Vietnam conflict, from its murky origins in the 1940s to the chaotic fall of Saigon in 1975. Sometimes detached and reflective, often raw and emotional, they allow us to see and feel what this war meant to people literally on all sides -- Americans and Vietnamese, generals and grunts, policymakers and protesters, guerrillas and CIA operatives, pilots and doctors, artists and journalists, and a variety of ordinary citizens whose lives were swept up in a cataclysm that killed three million people.
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