|Other titles||World revolution and American containment|
|Contributions||Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||43 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||43|
Discover the best Vietnam War History in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. There was a time when all I knew of Vietnam war books was Tim O’Brien’s, The Things They Carried, a book that prompted the laconic entry in my book journal, “This book destroyed me.” One of the things I loved so much—and that broke my heart so cleanly—about The Things They Carried was that it reminded me of another beloved war book, Slaughterhouse-Five, in that both books are Author: Tracy Shapley. You’re recommending books about the Vietnam War. Tell me about the first book on your list, A Rumor of War (). Philip Caputo was a marine who later became a very well-known journalist. In my mind it’s one of the first really well-written books that describe the moral ambiguities and difficulties faced by a young marine officer in this particular war. On Sunday, Sept. 17, PBS will begin airing “The Vietnam War,” a part, hour documentary by Ken Burns and his creative partner Lynn Novick. For those of Author: Susan Ellingwood.
The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. Although holding a similar title, Michael H. Hunt’s A Vietnam War Reader is a very different text to O’Nan’s. Perhaps more targeted at the scholarly minded, this book collects official documents and private letters from a sea of sources: US soldiers, Communist leaders, Saigon Loyalists, Vietnamese peasants and even Nixon himself. It paints a complicated narrative that is both Author: Andrew Kingsford-Smith. Before he penned the screenplays for Jarhead and Castaway, a young William Broyles enlisted to serve in the Vietnam than a decade later, he returned to his former battlegrounds and recorded his journey in Goodbye his encounters with ex-Vietnamese soldiers to interviews with victims of his own violence, Broyles’ memoir is a reminder of how the brotherhood of man can. About The Vietnam War. From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others: a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart–the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film to be aired in September More than forty years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country.
The Best and the Brightest () is an account by journalist David Halberstam of the origins of the Vietnam War published by Random focus of the book is on the foreign policy crafted by academics and intellectuals who were in John F. Kennedy's administration, and the consequences of those policies in Vietnam. The title referred to Kennedy's "whiz kids"—leaders of industry and. Nevertheless, anyone looking for an expansive overview of the Vietnam War will find much to admire here. Maps & photos. (Sept.) Publishers Weekly "The companion volume to Burns’ Vietnam War documentary series on PBS, the book stands alone as a powerful summary of the whole conflict. It tells the story of the war from every conceivable angle Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. To shed new light on such a complicated and unsettled time in our history, to struggle to comprehend the special dissonance that is the Vietnam War, we needed to look beyond the familiar stories. Chickenhawk is Robert Mason 's narrative of his experiences as a "Huey" UH-1 Iroquois helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. The book chronicles his enlistment, flight training, deployment to and experiences in Vietnam, and his experiences after returning from the war. 1 Writing, publishing, and reaction. 5 External : Robert Mason.