In "Vietnam", American author and professor, Christian G. Appy has created a staggering and monumental oral history of the type that is created only once in a generation. The vivid accounts of 135 men and women span the entire history of the Vietnam conflict from its murky origins in the 1940s to the chaotic fall of Saigon in 1975. The testimony in this book, sometimes detached and reflective, often raw and emotional, allows us to see and feel what this war meant to people on all sides - Americans and Vietnamese, generals and guerillas, policy makers and protesters, CIA operatives, pilots and doctors, artists and journalists, and a variety of ordinary citizens whose lives were swept up in a cataclysm that killed three million people. By turns harrowing, inspiring and revelatory, "Vietnam" is not a chronicle of facts and figures but a human history of the war. It makes clear what made the Vietnam War one of the most significant conflicts of the twentieth century and why it continues to generate such bitterly divisive moral and political debate. The voices in it show us how hard the war was fought, how much it destroyed, how passionately it was protested, and how far it reached into every crevice of daily life in both countries. Those involved speak eloquently, answering many of the toughest questions about the war that, until now, have too often been met with silence.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
"Defintive, profound and utterly relevant" ( Daily Telegraph)
"The most fascinating collection of memories - some of them extremely painful - that I have read in a long time" ( Scottish Sunday Herald)
"No conventional account could begin to evoke the raw reality of Vietnam as vividly as this ambitious oral history" ( Scotsman)
"An exemplary oral history ... profoundly moving as well as informative" ( BBC History)
The definitive oral history of the Vietnam Conflict featuring civilians, soldiers, protesters, journalists, survivors, exiles and refugees from all sides.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001933148
Book Description Ebury Press, 2006. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Bookseller Inventory # 9780091910112-3
Book Description Ebury Press. Book. Book Condition: Used - Very Good. Not an ex-library edition. Original dust jacket, price unclipped, with minimal surface and edge wear. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Cover shows mild surface and edge wear. Page edges largely clean. Bookseller Inventory # gGreen14-@-xxx-017-1Jun16
Book Description Edbury Publishing, London, 2007. Hard Back. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. An unread copy of this book. 574 pages including the index. Both the book and the jacket are in excellent fine condition. Hard back. Black boards with silver title to the spine. Pictorial jacket. History - War. Bookseller Inventory # 016229
Book Description Ebury Press, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Bookseller Inventory # 0091910110D