MIA, or Mythmaking in America / Edition 1

MIA, or Mythmaking in America / Edition 1

by H. Bruce Franklin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813520010

ISBN-13: 9780813520018

Pub. Date: 09/28/1993

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813520018
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Edition description:
Expanded and updated ed
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface to the Expanded and Updated Edition
Preface
1Prisoners of Myth1
A National Religion?3
But Are There Live POWs?11
2Prisoners of the War37
The Matrix of the POW/MIA Issue39
The "Go Public" Campaign49
Enter VIVA and the Bracelets54
Four More Years of War for the POW/MIAs57
Peace for the POWs60
Counting on Discrepancies64
The POWs in War and Peace74
3The Missing of Peace77
War Remains79
VIVA and the National League of Families Continue the War82
The Pentagon's New Math87
The Case of the Disappearing POWs93
The Multiplication of the POWs96
What Did Happen to the Missing Men?99
Cambodia105
Laos108
Vietnam: Or What the Garwood Case Really Shows113
"Live Sightings"117
Why?120
Reparations and POWs122
4Mythmaking in America127
Crucifixion and Resurrection129
Hollywood Heroes I: Bo Gritz and Ronald Reagan136
Hollywood Heroes II: Gene Hackman and Chuck Norris140
Hollywood Heroes III: Rambo150
The Plots Thicken156
5Still Missing165
Recovery167
A Story of the Missing and the Missing Story168
6"The Last Chapter"?175
"POW/MIA"199
Appendix A: From the Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Viet-Nam, Signed in Paris, January 27, 1973203
Appendix B: The Secret Nixon Letter204
Glossary209
Notes211
Index243

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