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Publisher Description

“Few people understand the centrality of the Vietnam War to our situation as much as Christian Appy."
—Ken Burns

The critically acclaimed author of Patriots offers profound insights into Vietnam’s place in America’s self-image
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How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? Christian G. Appy, author of the widely praised oral history of the Vietnam War Patriots, now examines the relationship between the war’s realities and myths and its impact on our national identity, conscience, pride, shame, popular culture, and postwar foreign policy.

Drawing on a vast variety of sources from movies, songs, and novels to official documents, media coverage, and contemporary commentary, Appy offers an original interpretation of the war and its far-reaching consequences. Authoritative, insightful, sometimes surprising, and controversial, American Reckoning is a fascinating mix of political and cultural reporting that offers a completely fresh account of the meaning of the Vietnam War.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2015
February 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
2.4
MB

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Important Book

This book is a difficult but important read. It forces the reader to reckon with some of the uglier remnants of Vietnam that subtly persist to this day.

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