Long Time Passing: Vietnam and the Haunted Generation

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Based on more than 500 interviews, Long Time Passing is journalist Myra MacPherson's acclaimed exploration of the wounds, pride, and guilt of those who fought and those who refused to fight the war that continues to envelop the psyche of this nation.

Based on over 500 interviews with men and women who came of age in the social and political upheaval of the '60s and '70s, this acclaimed work explores the the wounds, pride, and guilt of those who fought and who refused...

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Based on more than 500 interviews, Long Time Passing is journalist Myra MacPherson's acclaimed exploration of the wounds, pride, and guilt of those who fought and those who refused to fight the war that continues to envelop the psyche of this nation.

Based on over 500 interviews with men and women who came of age in the social and political upheaval of the '60s and '70s, this acclaimed work explores the the wounds, pride, and guilt of those who fought and who refused to fight the the war that continues to envelope the psyche of this nation.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780385470162
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704

Meet the Author

Myra MacPherson was a longtime political writer for the Washington Post and was recently cited for her work in a New Yorker profile of the newspaper. She continues to write for national magazines and the Internet.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Generation Revisited
Pt. I Long Time Passing
1 Two Soldiers 8
2 The Generation 24
3 A Different War 45
4 Southie and the Rebels 63
Pt. II Draft and Protest
1 Draft Board Blues 87
2 The Chosen 99
3 The Maimed 113
4 Hawks and Doves 120
5 The Scams 129
6 The Reserves and National Guard 139
7 Game of Chance 148
8 Confessions 155
9 Impressions 168
Pt. III Still in Saigon
1 Post-Traumatic Stress 177
2 The Afflicted 197
3 The Criminals 209
4 The Vet Centers 227
5 The Disordered 247
6 The Significant Others 259
Pt. IV Making it
1 Successful Veterans 281
2 From Losers to Winners 295
3 The Wounded 320
Pt. V Resistance
1 The Deserters 333
2 The Exiles 353
3 The Imprisoned 379
Pt. VI Women and the War
1 Mothers and Fathers 403
2 The Supp-Hose Five 425
3 The Women Who Went 438
4 Women at the Barricades 456
Pt. VII Vietnam Kaleidoscope
1 Atrocities 481
2 The Reluctant Warriors 512
3 The Warriors 533
4 The Blacks 552
5 Drugs, Bad Paper, Prison 572
6 Agent Orange 586
Epilogue: Requiem for a Generation 603
App Postscript 1993 623
Glossary 649
Notes 653
Acknowledgments 671
Bibliography 673
Index 679
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