The Human Tradition In The Vietnam Era by David L. AndersonThe Human Tradition In The Vietnam Era by David L. Anderson

The Human Tradition In The Vietnam Era

EditorDavid L. Anderson, Charles W. Calhoun

Paperback | April 1, 2000

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The Vietnam War was an immense national tragedy that played itself out in the individual experiences of millions of Americans. The conflict tested and tormented the country collectively and individually in ways few historical events have. The Human Tradition in the Vietnam Era provides window into some of those personal journeys through that troubled time. The poor and the powerful, male and female, hawk and dove, civilian and military, are all here. This rich collection of original biographical essays provides contemporary readers with a sense of what it was like to be an American in the 1960s and early 1970s, while also helping them gain an understanding of some of the broader issues of the era. The diverse biographies included in this book put a human face on the tensions and travails of the Vietnam Era. Students will gain a better understanding of how individuals looked at and lived through this contro-versial conflict in American history.
David L. Anderson is professor of history and chair of the Department of History and Political Science, and associate dean of arts and sciences at the University of Indianapolis.
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Title:The Human Tradition In The Vietnam EraFormat:PaperbackDimensions:237 pages, 8.94 × 6.48 × 0.67 inPublished:April 1, 2000Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0842027637

ISBN - 13:9780842027632

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 I. Americans Enter the Vietnam Quagmire Chapter 3 Francis Cardinal Spellman and 'Spellman's War' Chapter 4 Ambassador William Cattell Trimble and Cambodia, 1959-1962 Chapter 5 Walt Rostow, Cheerful Hawk Chapter 6 'The Expert': Bernard Fall and His Critique of America's Involvement in Vietnam Part 7 II. Americans Become Trapped in the Vietnam Quagmire Chapter 8 In My Brother's Name: The Life and Death of Spec. 4 Bill Weber Chapter 9 Seawillow Chambers: Soldier's Wife Chapter 10 Nancy Randolph, Army Nurse: 'Ten Thousand Patients in Nine Months [and] All Downhill since Then' Chapter 11 Bill Henry Terry Jr., Killed in Action: An African American's Journey from Alabama to Vietnam and Back Part 12 III. Americans Struggle Against the Vietnam Quagmire Chapter 13 David Shoup: Four-Star Troublemaker Chapter 14 Otto Feinstein, the McCarthy Campaign in Michigan, and Campus Activism during the Cold War Chapter 15 Daniel Ellsberg: The Man Who Uncovered the War Chapter 16 Peter Arnett: Reporting America's Wars from Saigon to Baghdad Chapter 17 Index

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The Human Tradition in the Vietnam Era goes beyond most Vietnam books to provide a cross-section of opinions and experiences documenting the lasting effects of the war.