By Christian G. Appy
The seriously acclaimed writer of Patriots offers profound insights into Vietnam’s position in America’s self-image.
How did the Vietnam conflict switch the way in which we expect of ourselves as a humans and a kingdom? Christian G. Appy, writer of the generally praised oral historical past of the Vietnam conflict Patriots, now examines the connection among the war’s realities and myths and its influence on our nationwide id, judgment of right and wrong, satisfaction, disgrace, pop culture, and postwar international policy.
Drawing on an unlimited number of resources from video clips, songs, and novels to reliable files, media assurance, and modern remark, Appy deals an unique interpretation of the struggle and its far-reaching results. Authoritative, insightful, occasionally astounding, and arguable, American Reckoning is an interesting mixture of political and cultural reporting that gives a totally clean account of the which means of the Vietnam War.
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American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity by Christian G. Appy