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"Explodes one of the most persistent and pernicious myths attached to the 1960s: that the anti-war movement was anti-GI and anti-veteran. How could that be, when, as Hunt shows, many of the most committed and eloquent opponents of the Vietnam war were themselves veterans of the conflict in Southeast Asia. The Vietnam Veterans Against the War were heroes then, and they deserve to be remembered as heroes today."
-Maurice Isserman,Hamilton College
"A splendid addition to the growing literature on Vietnam veterans and their experiences during and after the war. Hunt's complex and moving history is a vital corrective to accounts which equate the anti-war movement with student activists as well as to those who persist in seeing veterans as passive victims."
-Marilyn B. Young,author of The Vietnam Wars
"This extraordinary and deeply moving history explodes all the encrusted stereotypes of GIs on one side of the barricades and anti-war protestors on the other. At long last we can again hear the voices of the thousands of courageous veterans who refused to be silent about the immoral war in Indochina."
-Mike Davis,author of City of Quartz
"For all kinds of veterans of the Sixties era, this book offers powerful testimony on the meaning of patriotism and moral courage. For younger people, whose images of the Sixties are often caught in the caricatures of the mass media, Hunt's sophisticated account of veterans' anti-war protest evoke new understanding, and I think, hard questions about a difficult time."
-David Farber,author of The Age of Great Dreams
"What a splendid job! This evocative book tells the impassioned story of young men who served, returned, and then mustered even more courage by standing up against their country often while being called baby killers' by antiwar radicals and 'cowards' by the World War II generation. A superb history, and a valuable addition to understanding the turbulent 1960s era."
-Terry H. Anderson,