The Wars We Took To Vietnam / Edition 1

The Wars We Took To Vietnam / Edition 1

by Milton J. Bates
     
 


"Previous scholarship has established that American storytellers turned Vietnam into a landscape of American myth. Bates's lucid and judicious study . . . is a valuable addition to the conversation regarding the legacy of Vietnam."—John Hellmann, author of American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam

"An absolutely stunning achievement. Milton Bates

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"Previous scholarship has established that American storytellers turned Vietnam into a landscape of American myth. Bates's lucid and judicious study . . . is a valuable addition to the conversation regarding the legacy of Vietnam."—John Hellmann, author of American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam

"An absolutely stunning achievement. Milton Bates presents an incisively accurate analysis of the attitudes that shaped and controlled Americans' perceptions during the 1960s and '70s. He fuses literary analysis with historical scholarship to offer a comprehensive study of American thought and writing before, during, and after the war years. This is a book to be read carefully—and savored."—John Clark Pratt, author of The Laotian Fragments

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520204331
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
0.76(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Wars and Rumors of Wars1
1The Frontier War9
2The Race War48
3The Class War86
4The Sex War132
5The Generation War174
6Toward a Politico-Poetics of the War Story214
Notes271
Works Cited295
Index315

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