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The Resource Enduring Vietnam : an American generation and its war, by James Wright

Enduring Vietnam : an American generation and its war, by James Wright

Label
Enduring Vietnam : an American generation and its war
Title
Enduring Vietnam
Title remainder
an American generation and its war
Statement of responsibility
by James Wright
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the engagement. Or both. Veterans of the war remain largely anonymous figures, accomplices in the mistake. Critically recounting the steps that led to the war, this book does not excuse the mistakes, but it brings those who served out of the shadows. Enduring Vietnam recounts the experiences of the young Americans who fought in Vietnam and of families who grieved those who did not return. By 1969 nearly half of the junior enlisted men who died in Vietnam were draftees. And their median age was 21; among the non-draftees it was only 20. Wright describes the Baby Boomers growing up in the 1950s, why they went into the military, what they thought of the war, and what it was like to serve in "Nam." And to come home. With a narrative of the Battle for "Hamburger Hill," and through substantial interviews with those who served, the book depicts the cruelty of this war, and its quiet acts of courage
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, James Edward
Dewey number
959.704/3373
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS558
LC item number
.W76 2017b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Hamburger Hill, Battle of, Vietnam, 1969
  • Baby boom generation
Label
Enduring Vietnam : an American generation and its war, by James Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 779-821).
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A generation goes to war -- Memorial days -- Dong Ap Bia: Becoming Hamburger Hill -- Passing the torch to a new generation -- Receiving the torch -- Not their father's way of war -- The Vietnam War in America -- The American war in Vietnam -- Getting out of this place -- Duck and cover -- Enduring Vietnam: A story that has no end
Control code
ocn984149362
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
825 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432840402
Lccn
2017015638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)984149362
Label
Enduring Vietnam : an American generation and its war, by James Wright
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 779-821).
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A generation goes to war -- Memorial days -- Dong Ap Bia: Becoming Hamburger Hill -- Passing the torch to a new generation -- Receiving the torch -- Not their father's way of war -- The Vietnam War in America -- The American war in Vietnam -- Getting out of this place -- Duck and cover -- Enduring Vietnam: A story that has no end
Control code
ocn984149362
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
825 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432840402
Lccn
2017015638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)984149362

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