Vietnam War. Primary sources

by Hillstrom, Kevin, 1963-

Format: Print Book 2001
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Bethel Park Public Library Nonfiction 959.704 HI
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Braddock Carnegie Library Reference J-R 959.704 VIE
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) r DS557.7.H5559 2001x Primary Sources
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction 959.7 HILLSTROM
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Springdale Free Public Library Adult Nonfiction 959.704 HILL
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Summary
Get a variety of perspectives on how Americans really felt about their country's involvement in the Vietnam War. "Vietnam War: Primary Sources" features excerpts from screenplays, literature, speeches and hearings representing pro and con viewpoints during and after the conflict. From an American soldier's accounts of combat to contemporary reflections, "Vietnam War: Primary Sources" brings you heated debates from a country in conflict. Look for excerpts from a varied selection of sources: Ho Chi Minh's letter to the editor of the the American magazine Minority of One, which shares his perspective on the war with the American people Martin Luther King Jr.'s antiwar speech "Beyond Vietnam" Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 speech on the Vietnam War, calling for an end to U.S. support for unpopular South Vietnamese rulers Walter Cronkite's CBS television broadcast on the war Excerpt from Tim O'Brien's story "On the Rainy River" Excerpt from Kent State University student Bill Rubenstein's essay "Tragedy at Kent, " in which he describes the National Guard shootings that killed four of his fellow students in 1970 Richard Nixon's 1969 "Silent Majority" televised speech, in which he outlines his plan for ending the war Excerpt from Le Ly Hayslip's memoir "When Heaven and Earth Changed Places, " in which she remembers how the war divided her Vietnamese village Excerpt from Philip Caputo's memoirs that detail his experiences in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine Interview with Julie Forsythe, an American relief worker at a civilian rehabilitation center in Quang Ngai province, Vietnam James Stockdale's account of his experiences as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam South Vietnamese citizen Phuong Hoang'sstatement about his experiences as a refugee, 1975-76, in which he explains how and why he fled his homeland after the Communists took control of the government Letter left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1985 by Linda Phillips
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This resource offers students and history buffs coverage of topics, people, and events related to the Vietnam War. The segments--Almanac, Biographies, and Primary Sourcesmake up the Vietnam War Reference Library ($155 [0-7876-4882-5]). Almanac combines early history from the colonial period, U.S. involvement, and the war years and continues through the reestablishment of diplomacy and trade in recent years. Arranged chronologically, each of the 17 chapters includes "Words to Know" and "People to Know." Biographies focuses on 60 important figures, including military and political leaders (Spiro Agnew, Ngo Dinh Diem, Pol Pot), activists (Daniel Berrigan, Jane Fonda), writers (Le Ly Hayslip, Tim O'Brien), and prominent veterans (Ron Kovic, John McCain) on both sides of the conflict. Most of these are arranged alphabetically, but some sidebars highlight other people. All are listed in the complete index at the end of both volumes. A picture of each personality accompanies the informative text. Primary Sources presents 13 full or excerpted speeches and writings "that reflect the painfully diversified points of view on the war." Among them are excerpts from a letter Ho Chi Minh wrote to the editor of the American magazine Minority of One in 1964; Walter Cronkite's editorial following the Tet Offensive in 1968; and James Stockdale's 1984 memoir, In Love and War. Each excerpt includes background material to provide context. Unfamiliar terms and their definitions fill sidebars, along with other relevant information and photographs. The numerous sidebars, photographs, and maps enhance the text through all four volumes. Each volume is indexed and has additional bibliographies and glossary helps. A paper cumulative index for all three titles is available free when the entire set is purchased. The individual titles can stand alone, but the complete set gives an all-encompassing picture of the time period. This set is highly recommended for the junior-and senior-high-school libraries and public libraries. It gathers, in a readable format, information that deserves attention from adults who lived through this time period, as well as the student who needs information about the Vietnam War."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series U-X-L Vietnam War reference library.
Subjects Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Sources -- Juvenile literature.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Sources.
Publisher Detroit :U.X.L,2001
Other Titles Primary sources
Contributors Hillstrom, Laurie Collier, 1965-
Sawinski, Diane M.
Language English
Description 1 volume (various paging) : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0787648876
9780787648879
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