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Cultures in conflict : the Viet Nam War

by Vadas, Robert E., 1952-

Format: Print Book 2002
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction DS557.7.V29 2002
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  DS557.7.V29 2002

The Viet Nam War divided citizens in both the United States and Viet Nam. Profound cultural differences between the nations contributed to the horror of the war. These differences remain today. Helping to demystify the war and educate both students and general readers, this clear historical overview ranges from the events that preceded the war to its end in 1975. The book features a discussion of the Vietnamese and American ways of life in the Viet Nam era, along with a wide assortment of primary documents from a diverse selection of U.S. and Vietnamese soldiers and civilians. These compelling excerpts are mostly from everyday soldiers' letters to home and from interviews conducted by the author.

Presented chronologically and thematically, the documents move from early motivations and war experiences to the war's end and enduring legacy, fleshing out the meaning of the conflict for Americans and Vietnamese alike. This volume is unique in including many new personal accounts from ordinary Vietnamese, fighting against and for the U.S. cause. A balanced view of the war and its aftermath presents the suffering of all involved. Numerous photos, a glossary, and a timeline enhance the text.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Introductory chapters containing historical background and a discussion of the conflicts between the cultures of Vietnam and the U.S. are followed by excerpts from primary documents, many of them relating personal experiences on both sides of the war."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Greenwood Press cultures in conflict series.
Subjects Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Sources.
Culture conflict.
Publisher Westport, Conn. :Greenwood Press,2002
Other Titles Viet Nam War
Language English
Description xxi, 244 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-223) and index.
ISBN 0313316163 (alk. paper)
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