Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1975 by Milton J. BatesReporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1975 by Milton J. Bates

Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1975

EditorMilton J. Bates, Lawrence Lichty, Paul Miles

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Now in paperback comes a unique collection that captures a dramatic and controversial war and the brilliant generation of American journalists who reported it. Includes a new Introduction by Ward Just.
Ward Just (born 1935 in Waukegan, Illinois) is an American writer. He is the author of 15 novels and numerous short stories. Ward Just briefly attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He started his career as a print journalist for the Waukegan (Illinois) News-Sun. He was also a correspondent for Newsweek and The Washington P...
Title:Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1975Format:PaperbackDimensions:830 pages, 8.75 × 5.5 × 1.5 inPublished:June 5, 2000Publisher:Library of AmericaLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Ward Just - Foreword by Milton J. Bates


Time: Death at Intermission Time
First U.S. Advisers Killed in South Vietnam: July 1959

Malcolm W. Browne: Paddy War
Guerrilla War in the Mekong Delta: December 1961

Homer Bigart: A "Very Real War' in Vietnam—and the Deep U.S. Commitment
Increasing American Involvement: February 1962

Bernard B. Fall: Master of the Red Jab
Interview with Ho Chi Minh: July 1962

Malcolm W. Browne: "He Was Sitting in the Center of a Column of Flame"
Suicide in Saigon: June 1963

Stanley Karnow: The Fall of the House of Ngo Dinh
Overthrow of Diem: November 1963

David Halberstam: "They Can Win a War If Someone Shows Them How"
Profile of John Paul Vann: 1962-1964

U.S. News and World Report: "We Are Losing, Morale Is Bad... If They'd Give Us Good Planes..."
A Pilot's Letters Home: November 1963-March 1964

Meg Greenfield: After the Washington Teach-In
Controversy Over the War Intensifies: May 1965

Don Moser: Eight Dedicated Men Marked for Death
Struggle for Loc Dien: Summer 1965

Bernard B. Fall: Vietnam Blitz: A Report on the Impersonal War
American Buildup: September 1965

Specialist 4/C Jack P. Smith: Death in the Ia Drang Valley
"Men All Around Me Were Screaming": November 1965

Henry F. Graff: Teach-In on Vietnam By...The President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of State
The Administration Defends Its Policies: February 1966

Ward S. Just: Reconnaissance
Combat in the Central Highlands: June 1966

Neil Sheehan: Not a Dove, But No Longer a Hawk
Veteran Reporter Reassesses the War: October 1966

Bernard B. Fall: "Unrepentant, Unyielding": An Interview with Viet Cong Prisoners
U.S. Offensive in the Iron Triangle: January 1967

Jonathan Randal: U.S. Marines Seize 3d Hill in Vietnam After 12-Day Push
Khe Sanh Hill Fights: May 1967

Jonathan Schell: from The Military Half: An Account of the Destruction in Quang Ngai and Quang Tin
Southern I Corps: August 1967

Michael J. Arlen: A Day in the Life
A TV Crew at Con Thien: September 1967

Norman Mailer: from The Armies of the Night
The March on the Pentagon: Otober 1967

Peter Arnett: Hill 875
Battle of Dak To: November 1967

Tom Wolfe: The Truest Sport: Jousting with Sam and Charlie
Air War Over North Vietnam: December 1967

Don Oberdorfer: from Tet!
The Viet Cong in Hue: January-February 1968

Michael Herr: from Dispatches: "Hell Sucks"
Hue: February 1968

John T. Wheeler: Life in the V Ring
Khe Sanh Under Siege: February 1968

Mary McCarthy: Hanoi—March 1968
An American in North Vietnam: March-April 1968

Thomas A. Johnson: The U.S. Negro in Vietnam
Black Servicemen and the War: 1968

Kevin Buckley: A Small Contribution
Firefight Near Loc Ninh: October 1968

Zalin Grant: "We Lived for a Time Like Dogs"
American POWs in a Jungle Camp: July 1968-January 1969

Jeffrey Blankfort: Our Town: The War Comes Home to Beallsville, Ohio
A Small Town Mourns Its Dead: Spring 1969

Wallace Terry: Black Power in Viet Nam
Racial Tensions in the Military: September 1969

Peter R. Kann: A Long, Leisurely Drive Through Mekong Delta Tells Much of the War
Pacification and Vietnamization: November 1969

Seymour M. Hersh: The My Lai Massacre
An Atrocity Is Uncovered: Noember 1969

T.D. Allman: Massacre at Takeo
Cambodia: April 1970

James A. Michener: from Kent State: What Happened and Why
Kent, Ohio: May 1970

Stewart Alsop: The American Class System
Fairness and the Draft

John Saar: You Can't Just Hand Out Orders
An Army of Reluctant Draftees: October 1970

Doris Kearns: from Who Was Lyndon Baines Johnson?
LBJ Remembers Vietnam: 1970

John E. Woodruff: The Meo of Laos
The Hmong: February 1971

Gloria Emerson: Copters Return from Laos with the Dead
"A small despairing scene": February 1971

Gloria Emerson: Spirit of Saigon's Army Shaken in Laos
"They all became dust": March 1971

Karl Fleming: The Homecoming of Chris Mead
A Veteran Returns: March 1971

Donald Kirk: Who Wants To Be the Last American Killed in Vietnam?
Troop Withdrawals and Morale: August 1971

Tom Buckley: Portrait of an Aging Despot
A Visit with General Loan: 1971

Robert Shaplen: We Have Always Survived
Life in Saigon: Spring 1972

John Saar: Report from the Inferno
The North Vietnamese Offensive: April 1972

Peter Braestrup: The South Vietnamese Army
Commanders and Soldiers: July 1972

Joseph Kraft: Letter from Hanoi
"We have been fighting eleven centuries": July 1972

Hunter S. Thompson: from Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72
Protests at the Republican Convention, Miami: August 1972

Fox Butterfield: Who Was This Enemy?
Writings by North Vietnamese Soldiers: 1973

Arnold R. Isaacs: War Lingers in Hamlets as Cease-Fire Hour Passes
After the Cease-Fire: January 1973

John S. McCain III: How the POWs Fought Back
A Navy Pilot in North Vietnam: October 1967-March 1973

Sydney H. Schanberg: Bomb Error Leaves Havoc in Neak Luong
War in Cambodia: August 1973

Donald Kirk: "I watched them saw him 3 days"
A Khmer Rouge Execution: July 1974

Paul Vogle: A Flight Into Hell
The Fall of Danang: March 1975

Le Kim Dinh: For Those Who Flee, Life Is "Hell on Earth"
Refugees at Cam Ranh Bay: April 1975

Sydney H. Schanberg: The Fall of Phnom Penh
Cambodia: April-May 1975

Philip Caputo: "Running Again—the Last Retreat"
Refugees on "the street without joy": April 1975

Keyes Beech: We Clawed for Our Lives!
A Reporter Flees Saigon: April 1975

Bob Tamarkin: Diary of S. Viet's Last Hours
The Evacuation Ends: April 1975

Malcolm W. Browne: Tenderness, Hatred and Grief Mark Saigon's Last Days
"Vietnam's black fate": May 1975

Chronology, 1940-1995
Biographical Notes
Note on the Texts
Glossary of Military Terms

From Our Editors

During wartime situations, reporters play a significant part in how events are interpreted by the general public. The Vietnam War was no different. Reporting Vietnam: American Jounalism 1959-1975 is a unique collection of articles and essays that were written during the war by some of America's best-known journalists. The book follows the events of the war from its early beginning in the late ‘50s through to the fall of Saigon in '75. The articles record the events that shaped the feeling and sentiment regarding the long engagement. This volume also includes a detailed chronology of the war, biographical portraits of key journalists, historical maps and a glossary of military terms. It’s a great compilation that documents a difficult time.