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Author Coward, Russell H., 1946-

Title A voice from the Vietnam War / Russell H. Coward, Jr
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004


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 W'PONDS  959.70434092 Coward Cow/Vft  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  959.70434092 Coward Cow/Vft  AVAILABLE
Description xxv, 185 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Series Voices of twentieth century conflict
Voices of twentieth century conflict.
Contents Foreword / Carol Schulz -- Pt. I. A ticket to Saigon (1946-1969) -- History of Vietnam through World War II -- Dale Road -- The first Indochina war -- From Indian Landing School to Penfield High School -- The second Indochina war begins -- Trinity College -- American escalation -- A year of uncertainty : from Trinity to basic training -- Lackland Air Force Base -- Questions for discussion -- Pt. II. A year in Saigon (1969-1970) -- Leaving the United States -- Saigon -- Economics -- Armed Forces Language School -- Holidays -- 1970 -- Ridin' with the cowboys -- My Lai -- Kent State -- Politics -- Sergeant Coward -- Orders -- Questions for discussion -- Pt. III. Back in the United States (1970-2004) -- Homecomings -- Plattsburgh Air Force Base -- University of Rochester -- Housatonic Valley Regional High School -- A visit to Vietnam -- Lessons -- Questions for discussion -- App. A. American troop levels in Vietnam -- App. B. Casualties and statistics
Summary "Russell Coward describes the two years he taught South Vietnamese officers English during the Vietnam War. His first-person memoir begins in Connecticut, focusing on Coward's childhood and college years at Trinity College. He eloquently describes his experience as an American officer in a war-torn country, as well as the war's lasting personal effects. Vietnamese history is provided throughout the narrative in an accessible manner to help students situate the personal narrative within its historical context. Original and historical photographs are provided to give readers a better understanding of Coward's remarkable years in Vietnam."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-182) and index
Subject Coward, Russell H., 1946-
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American.
Vietnam -- History.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Personal narratives.
LC no. 2004047482
ISBN 0313325863 alkaline paper