Knoxville in the Vietnam Era

Knoxville in the Vietnam Era

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by William Edward Hooper
     
 

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The Vietnam War era (1961-1975), one of our country's most turbulent periods, was also a time of change and social evolution. Seeded in the aftermath of World War II, the nation enjoyed a remarkable economic boom. Knoxville and East Tennessee stood witness to the transformation of American society and the problems that came with the new success. From the first

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The Vietnam War era (1961-1975), one of our country's most turbulent periods, was also a time of change and social evolution. Seeded in the aftermath of World War II, the nation enjoyed a remarkable economic boom. Knoxville and East Tennessee stood witness to the transformation of American society and the problems that came with the new success. From the first recognized combat casualty of the Vietnam War to the evacuation of Saigon, Knoxvillians were there, and their stories of sacrifice and service earned little mention or were forgotten in historical texts. At home, urban decay gained a grip on Knoxville's once vibrant downtown, and protests were not an uncommon sight on the evening news, but there was progress too. This volume documents the start of a new beginning for Knoxville as the city tried to hold onto its traditional Appalachian values and move into a new era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439619544
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/12/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
44 MB
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Meet the Author

Images of America: Knoxville in the Vietnam Era is author Ed Hooper's third book for Arcadia Publishing. He is a longtime journalist and Knoxville resident who has covered East Tennessee and the South throughout his career as a general assignment and military affairs reporter.

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Knoxville in the Vietnam Era, Tennessee (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Puts on a black coat and a top hat...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sighs and leans back on his couch thinking about Haven
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great look at the Vietnam War era in Knoxville. It won the top award for journalism in East Tennessee for its content on Medal of Honor recipient Mitchell Stout and the first recognized casualty of the war Spec. 4 James T. Davis. A great read!