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Working-Class War American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam

ISBN-10: 0807843911
ISBN-13: 9780807843918
Edition: 1993
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Description: No one can understand the complete tragedy of the American experience in Vietnam without reading this book. Nothing so underscores the ambivalence and confusion of the American commitment as does the composition of our fighting forces. The rich and  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 2/26/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 377
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

No one can understand the complete tragedy of the American experience in Vietnam without reading this book. Nothing so underscores the ambivalence and confusion of the American commitment as does the composition of our fighting forces. The rich and the powerful may have supported the war initially, but they contributed little of themselves. That responsibility fell to the poor and the working class of America. Senator George McGovern

Christian G. Appy is professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is author of Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides.

Acknowledgments
Introduction Facing the Wall
Working-Class War
Life before the Nam
Basic Training
Ominous Beginnings
The Terms of Battle
Drawing Fire and Laying Waste
A War for Nothing
What Are We Becoming?
Am I Right or Wrong?
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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