2014-09-22

Vietnam & Beyond

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  • Full Title : Vietnam & Beyond
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1490746196
  • Pages : 310
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  • Language : English
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Vietnam and Beyond is a collection of wartime letters written home by Jim Markson from March 1967 to March 1968. Jim carried sadness and boxed-up memories from Vietnam. Perhaps, if it were not for the general divided and oppositional public opinion of the Vietnam War at that time, the soldiers returning home might have been able to open up and begin the healing process. Instead, those soldiers returning from Vietnam were afraid to tell their story. These fears bound each soldier to the other. We are very proud to embrace all veterans and include stories of veterans of all wars, including WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan to show the similarities of war and the soldier from one generation to another.


2012-05-08

Vietnam and Beyond

By Stefania Ciocia
  • Full Title : Vietnam and Beyond
  • Author : Stefania Ciocia
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1781386951
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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This is a comprehensive, in-depth study of one of the most thought-provoking writers of the Vietnam war generation. This volume breaks away from previous readings of O'Brien's development as a trauma artist and an outspoken chronicler of the American involvement in Vietnam: its thematic, rather than chronological, approach contextualizes O'Brien's work beyond the confines of war literature. The necessary exploration of O'Brien's recurrent engagement with the conflict in Vietnam leads to a thorough discussion of the writer's revision of key American (and western) ideas and concerns: the association between courage, heroism and masculinity, the celebration of the pioneering spirit in the frontier narrative, the sense of superiority in the encounter with foreign civilizations, the fraught relationship between power and truth, or reality and imagination, and the attempt and the right to speak about unspeakable events. All these themes, as Ciocia illustrates, highlight O'Brien's compelling preoccupation with the role and the ethical responsibility of the storyteller. With his clear privileging of 'story-truth' over 'happening-truth', O'Brien makes a bold, serious investment in the power of fiction, as testified by his formal experimentations, metanarrative reflections and sustained meditations on matters such as individual agency, moral accountability and authenticity. Approached from this fresh perspective, O'Brien emerges as a figure deserving to find a wider audience and demanding renewed scholarly attention for his remarkable achievements as a contemporary mythographer, an acute observer of the human condition and a sharp critic of American culture.


2013-11-05

A Time to Break Silence

By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Full Title : A Time to Break Silence
  • Author : Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • ISBN Code : 0807033065
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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The first collection of King’s essential writings for high school students and young people A Time to Break Silence presents Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most important writings and speeches—carefully selected by teachers across a variety of disciplines—in an accessible and user-friendly volume. Now, for the first time, teachers and students will be able to access Dr. King's writings not only electronically but in stand-alone book form. Arranged thematically in five parts, the collection includes nineteen selections and is introduced by award-winning author Walter Dean Myers. Included are some of Dr. King’s most well-known and frequently taught classic works, including “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and “I Have a Dream,” as well as lesser-known pieces such as “The Sword that Heals” and “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?” that speak to issues young people face today.


2018-11-06

Returns of War

By Long T. Bui
  • Full Title : Returns of War
  • Author : Long T. Bui
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1479849952
  • Pages : 256
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The legacy and memory of wartime South Vietnam through the eyes of Vietnamese refugees In 1975, South Vietnam fell to communism, marking a stunning conclusion to the Vietnam War. Although this former ally of the United States has vanished from the world map, Long T. Bui maintains that its memory endures for refugees with a strong attachment to this ghost country. Blending ethnography with oral history, archival research, and cultural analysis, Returns of War considers how the historical legacy of a nation that only existed for twenty years is being kept alive by its dispersed stateless exiles. Returns of War argues that Vietnamization--as Richard Nixon termed it in 1969--and the end of South Vietnam signals more than an example of flawed American military strategy, but a larger allegory of power, providing cover for U.S. imperial losses while denoting the inability of the (South) Vietnamese and other colonized nations to become independent, modern liberal subjects. Bui argues that the collapse of South Vietnam under Vietnamization complicates the already difficult memory of the Vietnam War, pushing for a critical understanding of South Vietnamese agency beyond their status as the war’s ultimate “losers.” Examining the lasting impact of Cold War military policy and culture upon the “Vietnamized” afterlife of war, this book weaves questions of national identity, sovereignty, and self-determination to consider the generative possibilities of theorizing South Vietnam as an incomplete, ongoing search for political and personal freedom.


2015-08-11

Trade Liberalisation and Poverty

By Minh Son Le,Tarlok Singh,Duc-Tho Nguyen
  • Full Title : Trade Liberalisation and Poverty
  • Author : Minh Son Le,Tarlok Singh,Duc-Tho Nguyen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317501535
  • Pages : 292
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  • Language : English
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This book uses Alan Winters’ analytical framework to investigate the effects of trade liberalisation on economic growth and poverty in Vietnam. The country launched a programme of economic and trade reforms, known as Doi Moi, in the mid-1980s which placed the economy on a transitional path from central planning to a market economy. Since then Vietnam has attained a number of remarkable achievements in terms of economic growth and poverty reduction. Although some formidable problems (such as inequality and inflation) remain, it is apparent that trade liberalisation has been associated with a big reduction in poverty. The analysis in the book focuses on the microeconomic (household) level, and there is an emphasis on tracing the effects of trade liberalisation through the four separate channels identified by Winters. Such in-depth and micro-level analyses yield new insights that support important policy lessons and recommendations for Vietnam in particular and, more generally, for similar developing countries.


2019-03-15

Beyond the Quagmire

By Geoffrey W. Jensen,Matthew M. Stith
  • Full Title : Beyond the Quagmire
  • Author : Geoffrey W. Jensen,Matthew M. Stith
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • ISBN Code : 1574417584
  • Pages : 440
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  • Language : English
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In Beyond the Quagmire, thirteen scholars from across disciplines provide a series of provocative, important, and timely essays on the politics, combatants, and memory of the Vietnam War. Americans believed that they were supposed to win in Vietnam. As veteran and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Caputo observed in A Rumor of War, “we carried, along with our packs and rifles, the implicit convictions that the Viet Cong would be quickly beaten and that we were doing something altogether noble and good.” By 1968, though, Vietnam looked less like World War II’s triumphant march and more like the brutal and costly stalemate in Korea. During that year, the United States paid dearly as nearly 17,000 perished fighting in a foreign land against an enemy that continued to frustrate them. Indeed, as Caputo noted, “We kept the packs and rifles; the convictions, we lost.” It was a time of deep introspection as questions over the legality of American involvement, political dishonesty, civil rights, counter-cultural ideas, and American overreach during the Cold War congealed in one place: Vietnam. Just as Americans fifty years ago struggled to understand the nation’s connection to Vietnam, scholars today, across disciplines, are working to come to terms with the long and bloody war—its politics, combatants, and how we remember it. The essays in Beyond the Quagmire pose new questions, offer new answers, and establish important lines of debate regarding social, political, military, and memory studies. The book is organized in three parts. Part 1 contains four chapters by scholars who explore the politics of war in the Vietnam era. In Part 2, five contributors offer chapters on Vietnam combatants with analyses of race, gender, environment, and Chinese intervention. Part 3 provides four innovative and timely essays on Vietnam in history and memory. In sum, Beyond the Quagmire pushes the interpretive boundaries of America’s involvement in Vietnam on the battlefield and off, and it will play a significant role in reshaping and reinvigorating Vietnam War historiography.


2010-05-20

Camouflaged Memories

By Eric D. Shaffer
  • Full Title : Camouflaged Memories
  • Author : Eric D. Shaffer
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1450086462
  • Pages : 79
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  • Language : English
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A native of Ohio, the author joined the U.S. Marine Corps in May of 1965 and completed his boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. Following boot camp and specialty training, he joined Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 542, the Flying Tigers, in Chu Lai Republic of Vietnam for his first tour of duty. Completing a successful tour with the Flying Tigers, he was selected to participate in the Enlisted Commissioning Program, ultimately commissioned as a second lieutenant in early 1968. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment of the 1st Marine Division in the Republic of Vietnam at the completion of officer training. During his duty with the 3rd Battalion, he was awarded the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, a Navy Commendation Medal and the Purple Heart for service during 1968–1970. He completed tours of duty on staffs and unit command following the years after 1970 until retirement in June of 1988. He matriculated from Park College in 1976 as part of a service program to ensure that officers commissioned from the ranks had an opportunity to complete their college degrees. Graduation in 1976 with a GPA of 3.96 satisfied that requirement, and he moved on to other duties, seeing duty in the Far East and around the nation.


2018-01-09

The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

By Max Boot
  • Full Title : The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
  • Author : Max Boot
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0871409437
  • Pages : 784
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  • Language : English
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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize (Biography) A New York Times bestseller, this “epic and elegant” biography (Wall Street Journal) profoundly recasts our understanding of the Vietnam War. Praised as a “superb scholarly achievement” (Foreign Policy), The Road Not Taken confirms Max Boot’s role as a “master chronicler” (Washington Times) of American military affairs. Through dozens of interviews and never-before-seen documents, Boot rescues Edward Lansdale (1908–1987) from historical ignominy to “restore a sense of proportion” to this “political Svengali, or ‘Lawrence of Asia’ ”(The New Yorker). Boot demonstrates how Lansdale, the man said to be the fictional model for Graham Greene’s The Quiet American, pioneered a “hearts and minds” diplomacy, first in the Philippines and then in Vietnam. Bringing a tragic complexity to Lansdale and a nuanced analysis to his visionary foreign policy, Boot suggests Vietnam could have been different had we only listened. With contemporary reverberations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, The Road Not Taken is a “judicious and absorbing” (New York Times Book Review) biography of lasting historical consequence.


2021-02-23

You Don't Belong Here

By Elizabeth Becker
  • Full Title : You Don't Belong Here
  • Author : Elizabeth Becker
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • ISBN Code : 1541768213
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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The long-buried story of three extraordinary female journalists who permanently shattered the barriers to women covering war. Kate Webb, an Australian iconoclast, Catherine Leroy, a French daredevil photographer, and Frances FitzGerald, a blue-blood American intellectual, arrived in Vietnam with starkly different life experiences but one shared purpose: to report on the most consequential story of the decade. At a time when women were considered unfit to be foreign reporters, Frankie, Catherine, and Kate challenged the rules imposed on them by the military, ignored the belittlement of their male peers, and ultimately altered the craft of war reportage for generations. In You Don’t Belong Here, Elizabeth Becker uses these women’s work and lives to illuminate the Vietnam War from the 1965 American buildup, the expansion into Cambodia, and the American defeat and its aftermath. Arriving herself in the last years of the war, Becker writes as a historian and a witness of the times. What emerges is an unforgettable story of three journalists forging their place in a land of men, often at great personal sacrifice. Deeply reported and filled with personal letters, interviews, and profound insight, You Don’t Belong Here fills a void in the history of women and of war.


2018-09-20

Vietnam: An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975

By Max Hastings
  • Full Title : Vietnam: An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975
  • Author : Max Hastings
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 000813300X
  • Pages : 752
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  • Language : English
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘His masterpiece’ Antony Beevor, Spectator ‘A masterful performance’ Sunday Times ‘By far the best book on the Vietnam War’ Gerald Degroot, The Times, Book of the Year


2018-01-11

The Movement Makes Us Human

By Joanna Shenk
  • Full Title : The Movement Makes Us Human
  • Author : Joanna Shenk
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1532635303
  • Pages : 134
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  • Language : English
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How is it that the person who created and defined the field of Black Studies and drafted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's prophetic Beyond Vietnam speech needs an introduction, even in movement circles today? In this provocative and poignant interview, Dr. Vincent Harding reflects on the communities that shaped his early life, compelled him to join movements for justice, and sustained his ongoing transformation. He challenges those committed to justice today to consider the enduring power of nonviolent social change and to root out white supremacy in all of its forms. With his relentless commitment to education and relationship-building across lines of difference, Harding never doubted the capacity of people to create the world we need.


2016-12-01

Vietnam and the South China Sea

By Do Thanh Hai
  • Full Title : Vietnam and the South China Sea
  • Author : Do Thanh Hai
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 131739819X
  • Pages : 262
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  • Language : English
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Studies of the escalating tensions and competing claims in the South China Sea overwhelmingly focus on China and its increasingly assertive approach, while the position of the other claimants is overlooked. This book focuses on the attitude of Vietnam towards the South China Sea dispute. It examines the position from a historical perspective, shows how Vietnam’s position is affected by its wish to maintain good relations with China on a range of issues, and outlines how Vietnam has occasionally made overtures to both the United States and Japan in order to bolster its position, and considered the possibility, so far resisted, of taking China to formal arbitration under the auspices of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The book concludes by assessing the future prospects for Vietnam’s position in the dispute.


2018-09-03

Ho Chi Minh

By Peter Neville
  • Full Title : Ho Chi Minh
  • Author : Peter Neville
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 0429828225
  • Pages : 246
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Ho Chi Minh explores the life of this globally important twentieth-century figure and offers new insights into his lengthy career, including his often-forgotten involvement with British intermediaries in 1945–46 and with the United States in 1944–45. Ho was the father of his nation, a major protagonist in the Cold War and anti-colonial struggle, and the promoter of a distinctive Vietnamese form of communism. This biography charts his life from his early years and education in Europe to his establishment of the revolutionary pro-communist movement, the Viet Minh, and his subsequent rise to power. Placing important emphasis on his role as a military organizer while stressing his preference for diplomatic solutions, this book contains detailed analysis of the complex talks with France and failure to prevent the Franco-Viet Minh war in 1946. It also follows Ho’s complex relationships with America, China, France, and Russia, and explores the Vietnam War and his legacy. In addition to providing extensive coverage of the 1954 Geneva Conference, the rivalry between Ho and First Secretary Le Duan, and the 1968 Tet Offensive, Ho Chi Minh is also the first English-language biography of Ho to pay close attention to his attitude to women and their role within the communist party. It is the perfect introduction for students of Vietnamese history and twentieth-century history more broadly.


2010-05

The Aggressors

By Martin Scott Catino
  • Full Title : The Aggressors
  • Author : Martin Scott Catino
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1608445305
  • Pages : 308
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  • Language : English
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The Aggressors: Ho Chi Minh, North Vietnam, and the Communist Bloc differs notably from the many previous studies of the Vietnam War. The Aggressors delves deeply into the early world of the Communist Vietnamese and studies their activities that unfold from the 1920s through the 1960s and 1970s, developments that create "America's most difficult war," the Vietnam Conflict. Soviet affiliations, Chinese border activities, and covert Communist operations throughout Indochina, rarely mentioned by scholars--much less scrutinized-- take center stage and reveal the aggressive designs of Ho Chi Minh and his supporters. Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) is likewise central to The Aggressors. Rather than a nationalist, patriot, and innocent victim of French colonialism, the reader finds "Uncle Ho" to be the ruthless charismatic hardliner whose Communism masterfully trumps the very best leaders of the West, from the struggles with France to the "American War" in the Nixon years. The author is an adjunct professor at American Military University, where he teaches the course: The Non-State Soldier. He has served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2009-2010) at Baghdad and Basra, Iraq. Dr. Catino holds two Fulbright research scholarships, a U.S. State Department Visiting Speaker Grant, the Sasakawa Fellowship in Japanese Studies, and a visiting scholarship to Beijing University, China. He has studied United States security and foreign policy in areas such as the Philippines, Vietnam, China, India, and throughout the Middle East (Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia). The author lives in southeast Arizona with his wife, Lisa, and their two children, Andrew and Anastascia. He is available for public speaking. E-mail: [email protected]


2010-04-01

Matterhorn

By Karl Marlantes
  • Full Title : Matterhorn
  • Author : Karl Marlantes
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 9780802197160
  • Pages : 592
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  • Language : English
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Intense, powerful, and compelling, Matterhorn is an epic war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead and James Jones’s The Thin Red Line. It is the timeless story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood. Standing in their way are not merely the North Vietnamese but also monsoon rain and mud, leeches and tigers, disease and malnutrition. Almost as daunting, it turns out, are the obstacles they discover between each other: racial tension, competing ambitions, and duplicitous superior officers. But when the company finds itself surrounded and outnumbered by a massive enemy regiment, the Marines are thrust into the raw and all-consuming terror of combat. The experience will change them forever. Written by a highly decorated Marine veteran over the course of thirty years, Matterhorn is a spellbinding and unforgettable novel that brings to life an entire world—both its horrors and its thrills—and seems destined to become a classic of combat literature.


2018-04-13

Bring the War Home

By Kathleen Belew
  • Full Title : Bring the War Home
  • Author : Kathleen Belew
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0674984927
  • Pages : 330
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The white power movement in America wants a revolution. It has declared all-out war against the federal government and its agents, and has carried out—with military precision—an escalating campaign of terror against the American public. Its soldiers are not lone wolves but are highly organized cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview of white supremacy, anticommunism, and apocalypse. In Bring the War Home, Kathleen Belew gives us the first full history of the movement that consolidated in the 1970s and 1980s around a potent sense of betrayal in the Vietnam War and made tragic headlines in the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. Returning to an America ripped apart by a war that, in their view, they were not allowed to win, a small but driven group of veterans, active-duty personnel, and civilian supporters concluded that waging war on their own country was justified. They unified people from a variety of militant groups, including Klansmen, neo-Nazis, skinheads, radical tax protestors, and white separatists. The white power movement operated with discipline and clarity, undertaking assassinations, mercenary soldiering, armed robbery, counterfeiting, and weapons trafficking. Its command structure gave women a prominent place in brokering intergroup alliances and giving birth to future recruits. Belew’s disturbing history reveals how war cannot be contained in time and space. In its wake, grievances intensify and violence becomes a logical course of action for some. Bring the War Home argues for awareness of the heightened potential for paramilitarism in a present defined by ongoing war.


2020-10-29

Legacy of a War

By Ellen Frey-Wouters
  • Full Title : Legacy of a War
  • Author : Ellen Frey-Wouters
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1000149684
  • Pages : 472
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  • Language : English
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A survey examines American attitudes toward the Vietnam War and the experiences and ideas that turned most people against the war.


2003-09-30

Secrets

By Daniel Ellsberg
  • Full Title : Secrets
  • Author : Daniel Ellsberg
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101191317
  • Pages : 512
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  • Language : English
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The true story of the leaking of the Pentagon Papers, the event which inspired Steven Spielberg’s feature film The Post In 1971 former Cold War hard-liner Daniel Ellsberg made history by releasing the Pentagon Papers - a 7,000-page top-secret study of U.S. decision-making in Vietnam - to the New York Times and Washington Post. The document set in motion a chain of events that ended not only the Nixon presidency but the Vietnam War. In this remarkable memoir, Ellsberg describes in dramatic detail the two years he spent in Vietnam as a U.S. State Department observer, and how he came to risk his career and freedom to expose the deceptions and delusions that shaped three decades of American foreign policy. The story of one man's exploration of conscience, Secrets is also a portrait of America at a perilous crossroad. "[Ellsberg's] well-told memoir sticks in the mind and will be a powerful testament for future students of a war that the United States should never have fought." -The Washington Post "Ellsberg's deft critique of secrecy in government is an invaluable contribution to understanding one of our nation's darkest hours." -Theodore Roszak, San Francisco Chronicle


2014-03-24

Selma to Saigon

By Daniel S. Lucks
  • Full Title : Selma to Saigon
  • Author : Daniel S. Lucks
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN Code : 0813145082
  • Pages : 394
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  • Language : English
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The civil rights and anti--Vietnam War movements were the two greatest protests of twentieth-century America. The dramatic escalation of U.S. involvement in Vietnam in 1965 took precedence over civil rights legislation, which had dominated White House and congressional attention during the first half of the decade. The two issues became intertwined on January 6, 1966, when the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) became the first civil rights organization to formally oppose the war, protesting the injustice of drafting African Americans to fight for the freedom of the South Vietnamese people when they were still denied basic freedoms at home. Selma to Saigon explores the impact of the Vietnam War on the national civil rights movement. Before the war gained widespread attention, the New Left, the SNCC, and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) worked together to create a biracial alliance with the potential to make significant political and social gains in Washington. Contention over the war, however, exacerbated preexisting generational and ideological tensions that undermined the coalition, and Lucks analyzes the causes and consequences of this disintegration. This powerful narrative illuminates the effects of the Vietnam War on the lives of leaders such as Whitney Young Jr., Stokely Carmichael, Roy Wilkins, Bayard Rustin, and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as other activists who faced the threat of the military draft along with race-related discrimination and violence. Providing new insights into the evolution of the civil rights movement, this book fills a significant gap in the literature about one of the most tumultuous periods in American history.


2020-03-17

The Mountains Sing

By Que Mai Phan Nguyen
  • Full Title : The Mountains Sing
  • Author : Que Mai Phan Nguyen
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • ISBN Code : 1643750496
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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The International Bestseller A New York Times Editors’ Choice SelectionA Winner of the 2020 Lannan Literary Awards Fellowship "[An] absorbing, stirring novel . . . that, in more than one sense, remedies history." —The New York Times Book Review “A triumph, a novelistic rendition of one of the most difficult times in Vietnamese history . . . Vast in scope and intimate in its telling . . . Moving and riveting.” —VIET THANH NGUYEN, author of The Sympathizer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner’s In the Shadow of the Banyan, The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trần Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore apart not just her beloved country, but also her family. Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope. The Mountains Sing is celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai’s first novel in English.