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 struggle switch the way in which we predict of ourselves as a humans and a kingdom? Christian G. Appy, writer of the generally praised oral heritage of the Vietnam battle Patriots, now examines the connection among the war’s realities and myths and its impression on our nationwide identification, moral sense, satisfaction, disgrace, pop culture, and postwar international policy.
Drawing on an enormous number of resources from videos, songs, and novels to legit files, media insurance, and modern remark, Appy bargains an unique interpretation of the warfare and its far-reaching effects. Authoritative, insightful, occasionally outstanding, and arguable, American Reckoning is an interesting mixture of political and cultural reporting that provides a totally clean account of the that means of the Vietnam War.
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American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity by Christian G. Appy