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Vietnam shadows : the war, its ghosts, and its legacy /

Arnold R. Isaacs.

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Main Author: Isaacs, Arnold R.
Published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Series: American moment.
Topics: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - United States. | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Influence. | Vietnam-oorlog. | Veteranen. | Gevolgen. | Vietnamkrieg | Politische Einstellung | Guerre du Viet-Nam (1961-1975) - Anciens combattants. | Guerre du Viet-Nam (1961-1975) - États-Unis. | Guerre du Viet-Nam (1961-1975) - Influence. | Mémoire collective - États-Unis. | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - United States. | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Influence. | POLITICAL CONDITIONS. | SOCIAL CONDITIONS. | UNITED STATES. | VIETNAMESE CONFLICT (1961-1975) | HISTORY. | Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer Bitterfeld
Regions: United States - History - 1969- | United States. | États-Unis - 1961-1969. | États-Unis - 1969-1981. | USA.
Genres: History.
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Physical Description: xii, 236 pages ; 24 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) and index.
ISBN: 0801856051 (alk. paper)
9780801856051 (alk. paper)
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.
Subject: Vietnam War (1961-1975)
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