The Definitive Oral History, Told from All Sides
By (author) Christian G. Appy
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Vietnam by Christian G. Appy
Book DescriptionIn Vietnam, 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. A remarkable, eye-opening and essential read for anyone with even a passing interest in one of the 20th century's defining conflicts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091910129
(234mm x 153mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Christian G. Appy
Christian G. Appy holds a Ph.D. in American civilisation and has taught at both Harvard and MIT, where he was an associate professor of history. He is the author of Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam and the editor of the series Culture, Politics, and the Cold War. He currently teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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