The Vietnam War was an immense national tragedy that played itself out in the individual experiences of millions of Americans. The conflict tested and tormented the country collectively and individually in ways few historical events have. The Human Tradition in the Vietnam Era provides window into some of those personal journeys through that troubled time. The poor and the powerful, male and female, hawk and dove, civilian and military, are all here. This rich collection of original biographical essays provides contemporary readers with a sense of what it was like to be an American in the 1960s and early 1970s, while also helping them gain an understanding of some of the broader issues of the era. The diverse biographies included in this book put a human face on the tensions and travails of the Vietnam Era. Students will gain a better understanding of how individuals looked at and lived through this contro-versial conflict in American history. An excellent text for courses on the Vietnam War, post-World War II U.S. history, twentieth-century U.S. history, the 1960s, and U.S. history survey.
Publisher: Scholarly Resources Inc.,U.S.
Number of pages: 237
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 227 x 165 x 17 mm
David Anderson has compiled a superb collection of a dozen biographies of individuals who supported, opposed, or were affected by the Vietnam War. Lucidly written, The Human Tradition in the Vietnam Era is an excellent choice for classes on that long conflict during those tumultuous years. -- Terry Anderson, Texas A& M University, author of The Movement and The Sixties
These fascinating biographies reveal in compelling fashion the way in which individuals influenced and were influenced by the Vietnam War. -- George C. Herring, University of Kentucky
This is a wonderful addition to the literature on the Vietnam-American war, allowing readers to approach the subject through the medium of an impressively varied set of short biographies. The Human Tradition in the Vietnam Era transforms policy and practice from the abstract to the intimate and personal. Through the accounts of those who shaped policy, who resisted it, and who suffered from it, the reader gains an increased understanding of a war that continues to absorb and trouble the nation. -- Marilyn B. Young, author of The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990
The Human Tradition in the Vietnam Era goes beyond most Vietnam books to provide a cross-section of opinions and experiences documenting the lasting effects of the war. * The Bookwatch *