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Title The United States and the legacy of the Vietnam War / edited by Jon Roper
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 192 pages)
Series Global conflict and security since 1945
Global conflict and security since 1945.
Contents Over thirty years / Jon Roper -- The long shadow of Vietnam / Jonathan Schell -- 'Vietnam' in the new American century / H. Bruce Franklin -- Apocalypse now redux and the curse of Vietnam / John Hellmann -- Imagining Vietnam : Tim O'Brien's The things they carried / Subarno Chattarji -- The Vietnam War : (post- )colonial fictional discourses and (hi- )stories / Walter W. Hölbling -- King Philip's shadow : Vietnam, Iraq and the Indian wars / Philip H. Melling -- After the wars are over : 'lost cause, ' 'noble cause, ' national unity and the presidency / Jon Roper -- Kenny and me : a story of war and friendship / W.D. Ehrhart
Summary Over thirty years ago the last helicopter clattered away from the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon: a symbolic scene in the final drama of the nation's failed intervention in Vietnam. For over thirty years the legacy of the Vietnam War and its impact on American politics and society has been a subject of enduring fascination and controversy. Vietnam's relevance as a cultural reference point is seen clearly in the context of the current debates over Americas 'war on terror' and the continuing war in Iraq. This book brings together leading cultural commentators, critics and historians to offer fresh and important insights into how the experience of the Vietnam War shapes contemporary America. It is essential reading for those who wish to understand the ways in which the reverberations of that conflict continue to echo in America's cultural imagination long after the fighting came to an end
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Influence.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Social aspects -- United States.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States.
United States -- Civilization -- 1970-
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung.
Form Electronic book
Author Roper, Jon.
ISBN 0230500420 (hbk.)
0230591760 (electronic bk.)
9780230500426 (hbk.)
9780230591769 (electronic bk.)