History

American Reckoning

by Christian G. Appy
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2015-02-05
Genre: History
Pages: 416 pages
ISBN 13: 0698191552
ISBN 10: 9780698191556
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : American Reckoning written by Christian G. Appy, published by Penguin which was released on 2015-02-05. Download American Reckoning Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Christian G. Appy, author of the widely praised oral history of the Vietnam War Patriots, now examines the relationship between the war’s realities and myths and its impact on our national identity, conscience, pride, shame, popular ... -- “Few people understand the centrality of the Vietnam War to our situation as much as Christian Appy." —Ken Burns The critically acclaimed author of Patriots offers profound insights into Vietnam’s place in America’s self-image. How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? Christian G. Appy, author of the widely praised oral history of the Vietnam War Patriots, now examines the relationship between the war’s realities and myths and its impact on our national identity, conscience, pride, shame, popular culture, and postwar foreign policy. Drawing on a vast variety of sources from movies, songs, and novels to official documents, media coverage, and contemporary commentary, Appy offers an original interpretation of the war and its far-reaching consequences. Authoritative, insightful, sometimes surprising, and controversial, American Reckoning is a fascinating mix of political and cultural reporting that offers a completely fresh account of the meaning of the Vietnam War.