American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity

Author: Christian G. Appy
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Category: Asian History, History Of The Americas, 20th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000, Postwar 20th Century History, From C 1945 To C 2000, Vietnam War
Book Format: Paperback

Christian G. Appy explores how the Vietnam war was managed, reported, packaged, and consumed; the myths that were created; why decisions were made; who (if anyone) got left behind; America's accountability for atrocities and how the real 'Vietnam syndrome' has played out in popular culture and our foreign policy. He reports across newspaper accounts, TV coverage, Pentagon stats and position papers, memoirs, movies, novels, and more to create a completely fresh account of the meaning of the war, asking the hard questions.

About Christian B. Appy
Christian G. Appy is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the author of two previous books on the Vietnam War. His oral history of the war, Patriots, was a main selection of Book of the Month Club and won the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction. He lives in Amherst.


SKU BK-9780143128342
Barcode # 9780143128342
Brand Penguin Putnam Inc
Artist / Author Christian G. Appy
Shipping Weight 0.3100kg
Shipping Width 13.700m
Shipping Height 2.500m
Shipping Length 21.100m

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