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The Resource Vietnam shadows : the war, its ghosts, and its legacy, Arnold R. Isaacs

Vietnam shadows : the war, its ghosts, and its legacy, Arnold R. Isaacs

Label
Vietnam shadows : the war, its ghosts, and its legacy
Title
Vietnam shadows
Title remainder
the war, its ghosts, and its legacy
Statement of responsibility
Arnold R. Isaacs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Vietnam Shadows, former war correspondent Arnold Isaacs turns his reportorial eye to the conflict since Vietnam, covering the skirmishes and firefights of a cultural battle. Isaacs takes on the popular myths and misconceptions about Vietnam. Isaacs talks to the veterans unable to forget the war no one wanted to talk to them about. He explores the class divisions deepened by a conflict in which the privileged avoided service that an earlier generation had embraced as a duty. And he shows how the "Vietnam Syndrome" continues to affect nearly every major U.S. foreign policy decision, from the Persian Gulf to Somalia, Bosnia, and Haiti. Capturing the ironic legacies of a war that abounds in them, Isaacs introduces the "new Americans" -- the Vietnamese, Thais, and Cambodians -- who fled Indochina to settle in the U.S., where fashion spreads in the New York Times Magazine feature models photographed in Vietnamese settings wearing "Indo-chic clothes" that sell for four to five years' income for the average Vietnamese. And he recounts the experiences of Americans who have returned to Vietnam, only to find their former enemies turned entrepreneurs -- such as the operators of a popular Saigon bar called Apocalypse Now. --From publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Isaacs, Arnold R
Dewey number
959.7/3373
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558
LC item number
.I84 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
Label
Vietnam shadows : the war, its ghosts, and its legacy, Arnold R. Isaacs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The wall -- The veterans -- The generation -- The syndrome -- The myth -- Learning about the war -- The new Americans -- Ghosts -- Epilogue
Control code
36485991
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780801856051
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97010823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Vietnam shadows : the war, its ghosts, and its legacy, Arnold R. Isaacs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The wall -- The veterans -- The generation -- The syndrome -- The myth -- Learning about the war -- The new Americans -- Ghosts -- Epilogue
Control code
36485991
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780801856051
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97010823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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