Nam : Vietnam War in the Words of the Men and Women Who Fought There by Mark Baker, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Nam : Vietnam War in the Words of the Men and Women Who Fought There

Nam : Vietnam War in the Words of the Men and Women Who Fought There

by Mark Baker
     
 

Numerous people who experienced the Vietnam War firsthand share their stories in this oral history. Men and women, officers and draftees, prowar and antiwar veterans, all give personal accounts of the bloodshed they witnessed, and the horrifying circumstances they survived. Grunts recount losing their friends in combat; doctors remember the patients whose lives

Overview

Numerous people who experienced the Vietnam War firsthand share their stories in this oral history. Men and women, officers and draftees, prowar and antiwar veterans, all give personal accounts of the bloodshed they witnessed, and the horrifying circumstances they survived. Grunts recount losing their friends in combat; doctors remember the patients whose lives they desperately tried to save; soldiers try to understand how they could become willing participants in the slaughter of innocent civilians; and veterans, back in the US, discuss dealing with nightmares and a life far away from the constant presence of war.

Editorial Reviews

Time
These skillfully edited interviews [form] a vivid collage.
Newsweek
Baker's text is studded by rootless 'I's' divorced from any condition except the shared experience of war.... The most convincing and horrifying book the war has produced.
The New York Times
Nam easily stands with the best descriptive accounts of the war—Ron Kovic's Born on the Fourth of July, Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War, and Michael Herr's Dispatches. Baker presents the story as a smoothly flowing chronological narrative, filled with descriptions, which ring brutally true, of what went on in Vietnam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815411222
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1981
Edition description:
1ST COOPER
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Baker is the author of the best-selling Cops: Their Lives in Their Own Words, Sex Lives: A Sexual Self-Portrait of America, D. A.: Prosecutors in Their Own Words, and Bad Guys: America's Most Wanted in their Own Words.

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