By Christian G. Appy
The seriously acclaimed writer of Patriots offers profound insights into Vietnam’s position in America’s self-image.
How did the Vietnam struggle switch the way in which we expect of ourselves as a humans and a kingdom? Christian G. Appy, writer of the commonly praised oral heritage of the Vietnam conflict Patriots, now examines the connection among the war’s realities and myths and its effect on our nationwide id, moral sense, delight, disgrace, pop culture, and postwar international policy.
Drawing on an enormous number of resources from videos, songs, and novels to legitimate records, media assurance, and modern observation, Appy deals an unique interpretation of the conflict and its far-reaching effects. Authoritative, insightful, occasionally mind-blowing, and arguable, American Reckoning is an interesting mixture of political and cultural reporting that provides a totally clean account of the which means of the Vietnam War.
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