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Author Foley, Michael S.

Title Dear Dr. Spock : Letters about the Vietnam War to America's Favorite Baby Doctor
Published New York : NYU Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (293 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; A Note on the Letters; 1 Gunfire in the Distance, 1965; 2 Into the Quagmire, 1966; 3 Polarization, January-October 1967; 4 The Antiwar Challenge and Its Discontents, October 1967-February 1968; 5 Shock Waves: The Aftermath of Tetand the Ordeal at Home, February-May 1968; 6 The War on Trial, May-September 1968; 7 Toward Nixon's War, September 1968-December 1969; 8 The End of the Tunnel, 1970-1972; Appendix; Notes; Index; About the Editor
Summary At the height of the Vietnam War, thousands of Americans wrote moving letters to Dr. Benjamin Spock, America's pediatrician and a high-profile opponent of the war. Personal and heartfelt, thoughtful and volatile, these missives from Middle America provide an intriguing glimpse into the conflicts that took place over the dinner table as people wrestled with this divisive war and with their consciences. Providing one of the first clear views of the home front during the war, Dear Dr. Spock collects the best of these letters and offers a window into the minds of ordinary Americans. They wrote to
Notes Print version record
Subject Spock, Benjamin, 1903-1998 -- Correspondence.
Pediatricians -- United States -- Correspondence.
Public opinion -- United States.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Public opinion.
Genre/Form Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814728499