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The Resource Death zones and darling spies : seven years of Vietnam War reporting, Beverly Deepe Keever

Death zones and darling spies : seven years of Vietnam War reporting, Beverly Deepe Keever

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Death zones and darling spies : seven years of Vietnam War reporting
Title
Death zones and darling spies
Title remainder
seven years of Vietnam War reporting
Statement of responsibility
Beverly Deepe Keever
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1961, equipped with a master's degree from famed Columbia Journalism School and letters of introduction to Associated Press bureau chiefs in Asia, twenty-six-year-old Beverly Deepe set off on a trip around the world. Allotting just two weeks to South Vietnam, she was still there seven years later, having then earned the distinction of being the longest-serving American correspondent covering the Vietnam War and garnering a Pulitzer Prize nomination. In this book, Beverly Deepe Keever describes what it was like for a farm girl from Nebraska to find herself halfway around the world, trying to make sense of one of the nation's bloodiest and bitterest wars. She arrived in Saigon as Vietnam's war entered a new phase and American helicopter units and provincial advisers were unpacking. She tells of traveling from her Saigon apartment to jungles where Wild West-styled forts first dotted Vietnam's borders and where, seven years later, they fell like dominoes from communist-led attacks. In 1965, she braved elephant grass with American combat units armed with unparalleled technology to observe their valor-and their inability to distinguish friendly farmers from hide-and-seek guerrillas. Keever's trove of tissue-thin memos to editors, along with published and unpublished dispatches for New York and London media, provide the reader with you-are-there descriptions of Buddhist demonstrations and turning-point coups as well as phony ones. Two Vietnamese interpreters, self-described as "darling spies," helped her decode Vietnam's shadow world and subterranean war. These memoirs, at once personal and panoramic, chronicle the horrors of war and a rise and decline of American power and prestige."
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EBLCP
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Keever, Beverly Deepe
Dewey number
  • 070.4/499597043
  • 070.4499597043
Index
index present
LC call number
DS559.46
LC item number
.K44 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in war, society, and the military
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  • Keever, Beverly Deepe
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Women war correspondents
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Keever, Beverly Deepe
  • Keever, Beverly Deepe
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • HISTORY
  • Journalists
  • Press coverage
  • Travel
  • Women war correspondents
  • United States
  • Vietnam
Label
Death zones and darling spies : seven years of Vietnam War reporting, Beverly Deepe Keever
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: from midwest dustbowl to mystical Vietnam -- The people's war -- Rice-roots reporting -- "The world's first helicopter war" -- The rise and fall of frontier forts -- Two ill-fated presidents -- "The United States will lose Southeast Asia" -- Americanizing the war -- Her story as history too -- "Destroy the town to save it" -- From Khe Sanh to the "virtual equivalent of treason" -- Two "darling spies" and I -- Appendix 1: author's Vietnam articles in U.S. publications -- Appendix 2: author's 1966 New York herald tribune series (inserted into the Congressional record by Senator Mike Mansfield)
Control code
830162300
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (360 pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803246065
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • 459074
  • d3f9e743-e851-4ea4-941f-e24e60c9c4c6
  • 22573/ctt1ddpz8d
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830162300
Label
Death zones and darling spies : seven years of Vietnam War reporting, Beverly Deepe Keever
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-323) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: from midwest dustbowl to mystical Vietnam -- The people's war -- Rice-roots reporting -- "The world's first helicopter war" -- The rise and fall of frontier forts -- Two ill-fated presidents -- "The United States will lose Southeast Asia" -- Americanizing the war -- Her story as history too -- "Destroy the town to save it" -- From Khe Sanh to the "virtual equivalent of treason" -- Two "darling spies" and I -- Appendix 1: author's Vietnam articles in U.S. publications -- Appendix 2: author's 1966 New York herald tribune series (inserted into the Congressional record by Senator Mike Mansfield)
Control code
830162300
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (360 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803246065
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 459074
  • d3f9e743-e851-4ea4-941f-e24e60c9c4c6
  • 22573/ctt1ddpz8d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830162300

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