Vietnam Voices: Perspectives on the War Years, 1941-1975

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John Clark Pratt
University of Georgia Press, Dec 1, 2008 - History - 712 pages
Arranged chronologically and in counterpoint, this unique book samples all conceivable forms of oral and written documentation to illuminate the United States' involvement in its longest and most divisive war. The attitudes and experiences of foot soldiers and generals, hawks and doves, politicians and protesters, writers, spies, and pilots are graphically revealed in news releases, excerpts from fiction, poems, graffiti, speeches, intelligence reports, personal diaries, songs, official memos, and more. All viewpoints are included: American, French, British, Cambodian, Thai, Lao, and South and North Vietnamese.

John Clark Pratt--teacher, writer, and veteran of the Southeast Asian conflict--has compiled this book so that any reader can comprehend the Vietnam War and perhaps for the first time move from prejudice and confusion to acceptance and understanding.

 

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Contents

1941May 1955
3
May 1955November 1963
67
December 1963January 1968
163
January 1968May 1970
325
May 1970January 1973
441
January 1973April 1975
555
Reflections on the War Years
639
Notes
671
Bibliography
685
The Voices
691
Index
693
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John Clark Pratt served for more than twenty years in the U.S. Air Force. He is a professor of English emeritus at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. His other books include the novel The Laotian Fragments.

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