Author(s): Richard Burks Dr. Verrone
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A collection of personal accounts by veterans, civilian protesters, and family members offers insight into how the war was directly experienced by Americans, in a volume complemented by previously unpublished archive photographs and media excerpts that recorded the war's social and political divisiveness.
Dr Richard Burks Verrone and Dr Laura M Calkins are Oral Historians at The Vietnam Project, Texas Tech University, USA, recording interviews with hundreds of veterans, civilians, and family members. Both are also actively archiving original materials from the Vietnam era as well as lecturing and writing on the topic of the war and its significance. They also regularly attend reunions and conferences of veterans associations and have made several visits to Vietnam and the terrain in which the war was fought. Dr Verrone has lived and taught in Vietnam, and holds a doctorate in history from Texas Tech University. Dr Calkins holds a doctorate in history from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Both have held Fulbright Scholarships to advance their studies of the Vietnam conflict and of South East Asia, and live in Texas, USA.
Foreword (tbc); Maps; Introduction; 1 Early U.S. Commitment (1954-1964); 2 The Ground War Begins: 1965-1968; 3 The Enemy and the Allies; 4 Tet 1968 and Its Aftermath to 1969; 5 The Home Front; 6 The Rear; 7 The Medical Corps; 8 The Typical Day/Everyday Life; 9 The War Next Door: Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand; 10 The End of the American War and the Fall of South Vietnam, 1969-75; Conclusion; Vietnam War Chronology; Index of Military Abbreviations / Slang / Key Terms; Index