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The Vietnam War in History, Literature, and Film
     

The Vietnam War in History, Literature, and Film

by Mark P. Taylor
 

An innovative treatment of key episodes of the Vietnam War clarifies the relationships among history, literature, and film.

Mark Taylor offers an interdisciplinary approach to the Vietnam War a popular but complex subject that has been variously discussed by historians, filmmakers, and novelists. After outlining the chronology of events during the Vietnam

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An innovative treatment of key episodes of the Vietnam War clarifies the relationships among history, literature, and film.

Mark Taylor offers an interdisciplinary approach to the Vietnam War a popular but complex subject that has been variously discussed by historians, filmmakers, and novelists. After outlining the chronology of events during the Vietnam War, Taylor examines five crucial events including the My Lai Massacre, the siege at Khe Sanh, and the homecoming of veterans to explore how "truth" is told in the various tellings. Texts and films examined include The Green Berets, JFK, John Newman's JFK and Vietnam, Dispatches, The Peers Report, The Deerhunter, In the Lake of the Woods, and the Rambo films.

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"The organization of this book is original; the approach is interdisciplinary. It is well researched, well written, theoretically current, but without a whiff of jargon."—Philip D. Beidler, author of American Literature and the Experience of Vietnam

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817314019
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Taylor is Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Hull.

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