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Vietnam reconsidered : the war, the times, and why they matter / John Ketwig.

Ketwig, John, (author.).

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"Very few of the many books about the Vietnam War fully address why the fighting was conducted in such a cruel manner, why it was prolonged far past its logical end, or what, ultimately, went wrong. American literature has been reluctant to emphasize the fact that between 3.5 and 5 million Southeast Asians died--many of them peasants--that the majority of the bombs dropped from American planes landed on South Vietnam--our ally and an impoverished agricultural society--or that the use of napalm and Agent Orange was, in reality, chemical warfare. Americans have been reluctant to acknowledge the damage done, but after 17 years of another, very similar conflict in Afghanistan, many Americans are beginning to wonder why our highly financed and supported military isn't more effective. This book strongly suggests that the lessons of Vietnam are relevant and worthy of being reconsidered as today's wars are debated."--Back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 959.70431 .K43v 2019 (Text) 37814003348282 NON-FICTION - NEW Book None 06/17/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781634242370
  • ISBN: 1634242378
  • Physical Description: v, 348 pages : 23 cm
  • Publisher: Walterville, OR : TrineDay, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 332-340) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Very few of the many books about the Vietnam War fully address why the fighting was conducted in such a cruel manner, why it was prolonged far past its logical end, or what, ultimately, went wrong. American literature has been reluctant to emphasize the fact that between 3.5 and 5 million Southeast Asians died--many of them peasants--that the majority of the bombs dropped from American planes landed on South Vietnam--our ally and an impoverished agricultural society--or that the use of napalm and Agent Orange was, in reality, chemical warfare. Americans have been reluctant to acknowledge the damage done, but after 17 years of another, very similar conflict in Afghanistan, many Americans are beginning to wonder why our highly financed and supported military isn't more effective. This book strongly suggests that the lessons of Vietnam are relevant and worthy of being reconsidered as today's wars are debated."--Back cover.
Subject: Ketwig, John.
United States. Army > Biography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Personal narratives.
Soldiers > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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