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The Resource Window on a war : an anthropologist in the Vietnam conflict, Gerald C. Hickey

Window on a war : an anthropologist in the Vietnam conflict, Gerald C. Hickey

Label
Window on a war : an anthropologist in the Vietnam conflict
Title
Window on a war
Title remainder
an anthropologist in the Vietnam conflict
Statement of responsibility
Gerald C. Hickey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Gerald Hickey went to Vietnam in 1956 to complete his Ph. D. in anthropology, he didn't realize he would be there for most of the next eighteen years-through the entire Vietnam War. After working with the country folk of the Mekong Delta for several years, in 1963 Hickey was recruited by the Rand Corporation, which was contracted by the U.S. government to study and report on the highland tribes. From the buildup to war, when mountain tribespeople still lived in longhouses and cut and burned brush to clear fields for nice, to near the end of the conflict, when he sailed away from Vietnam on the S.S. Idaho, Gerald Hickey experienced it all. He lived through the horribleViet Cong night attack on the Nam Dong Special Forces Camp in July 1964, and he survived the full-scale battle at Ban Me Thuot during Tet, 1968. Worst, he witnessed the decline of the mountain people from proud highlanders to refugees from a war none of them wanted and few understood. Hickey became respected by all parties as a fair intermediary between the highlanders, the American mission, and to some extent the Saigon government. His understanding of the montagnards, and his representation of their interests, helped to resolve their conflict with Saigon in 1965 and assured their alliance with U.S. forces through the rest of the war. These are his experiences, told with the calm yet deep emotion of a man who invested a major portion of his life and career in the events of the war and with the people among whom he lived and worked. His is a unique viewpoint and one to which we should attend
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hickey, Gerald Cannon
Dewey number
959.704/3/0899593
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DS559.5
LC item number
.H54 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Modern Southeast Asia series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hickey, Gerald Cannon
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Montagnards (Vietnamese people)
  • Hickey, Gerald Cannon
  • HISTORY
  • Montagnards (Vietnamese people)
  • Bergvolk
  • Vietnamkrieg
  • Vietnam
  • USA
  • Southeast Asia
  • Regions & Countries - Asia & the Middle East
  • History & Archaeology
Label
Window on a war : an anthropologist in the Vietnam conflict, Gerald C. Hickey
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 378-382) 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
  • American Withdrawal
  • Last Days
  • A Breath of Peace and Hope
  • Rumblings
  • Insurgency
  • Victory at Nam Dong
  • Thunderheads
  • The Vietnam War
  • The Tet Offensive
  • Aftermath
Control code
65342076
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 394 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281093448
Lccn
2002004620
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65342076
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Window on a war : an anthropologist in the Vietnam conflict, Gerald C. Hickey
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 378-382) 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
  • American Withdrawal
  • Last Days
  • A Breath of Peace and Hope
  • Rumblings
  • Insurgency
  • Victory at Nam Dong
  • Thunderheads
  • The Vietnam War
  • The Tet Offensive
  • Aftermath
Control code
65342076
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 394 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281093448
Lccn
2002004620
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65342076
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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