In country : remembering the Vietnam War / edited by John Prados

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Subjects: Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Campaigns
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Biography
United States--Armed Forces--Biography
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Lanham, Md. : Ivan R. Dee, c2011
LC Classification: D, DS
Physical Description: xix, 325 p. : map ; 24 cm
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Remembering the Vietnam War
Additional Authors: Prados, John
Notes: LCCN: 2011035340
ISBN: 9781566638685 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1566638682 (cloth : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references
Summary: Too often the ordeals of participants on both sides of the Vietnam War have been interpreted by others--journalists, historians, even generals. In an invaluable corrective, John Prados, one of our leading interpreters of the Vietnam War, opens a window into the visceral firsthand experiences of those on the ground in Vietnam. His carefully chosen and thoughtfully introduced anthology gathers the voices--in narrative and poetry--of men and women; Americans and Vietnamese (both of the North and South); officers and enlisted men. All of the selections feature individuals' experiences of war or witnessing specific events, and the realities of being caught up in them, Bridging the chasm between history and memory, together they offer an intense, even blazing, testimonial to the human condition in war.--Publisher description
Contents: A brief overview -- Ia Drang: the first big battle -- In the highlands -- Saigon and the delta -- Eye Corps -- Vietnam days -- War in the plains -- Indian country -- Tet I: Saigon and the countryside -- Tet II: Hue and Khe Sanh -- Life on the line -- The Abrams era -- The final act -- Air war
OCLC Number: 681502179
ISBN/ISSN: 9781566638685