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Vietnam Shadows: The War, Its Ghosts, and Its Legacy

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März 2000

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

"More than 20 years after the fall of Saigon, Vietnam still haunts us. It is the war that never seems to go away. Arnold Isaac's readable and insightful new book, "Vietnam Shadows," is an effort to explore comprehensively the many facets of this phenomenon." -- "Chicago Tribune"

Portrait

Arnold R. Isaacs is the author of the acclaimed Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia and coauthor of Pawns of War. He spent the final years of the Vietnam War as a correspondent for the Baltimore Sun. Since 1984, he has taught courses on Vietnam at Towson University in Towson, Maryland.

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More than 20 years after the fall of Saigon, Vietnam still haunts us. It is the war that never seems to go away. Arnold Isaacs's readable and insightful new book, Vietnam Shadows, is an effort to explore comprehensively the many facets of this phenomenon. -- George C. Herring Chicago Tribune A finely balanced retrospection that is emotionally and morally engaged, and that works by deft indirection... Isaacs deploys telling tangents, revealing juxtapositions, and shrewd asides to deepen our understanding of the impact of the war. His range is impressive... his judgments are sound, and his exquisite nose for detecting self-deception leads him to some awkward truths about the wartime mythologies that have become encased in middle-aged amber. -- Adam Garfinkle New York Times Written with exemplary detachment for one who was witness to the blood baths, Vietnam Shadows covers a broad range of subjects... Here the Vietnam of syndromes, MIA myths, noble causes, and ignoble casuistries receives critical scrutiny, while the America of veterans, the Vietnam generation, and the new Americans from Southeast Asia comes into trenchant focus. -- Robert Andersen Washington Post Book World No event in the post-World War II era, many have argued, had such far reaching and tragic effects on American society, politics, and international relations as the Vietnam War. These 'far reaching effects' are the subject of Arnold R. Isaacs's comprehensive, insightful, and indeed, compassionate book. -- William B. Pickett Journal of Military History
EAN: 9780801863448
ISBN: 0801863449
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2000
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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