Nancy Miller Saunders once lived in sheltered academe. But that all changed when she joined a group of filmmakers to document demonstrations by Vietnam Veterans Against the War.
Soon, she found herself being hounded just as much as the veterans themselves. She focused on her role as an investigator, recording the stories of a number of veterans and their families. In Combat by Trial, she allows them to speak in their own voices through interviews and personal writings while also telling her own story.
You will be entranced by stories of Saunders' connection to two of the spies that the FBI sent to infiltrate the VVAW. How Saunders worked with VVAW defense attorneys in the fabricated case against the Gainesville 8. How laws such as the Patriot Act and Military Commissions Act are once again stripping citizens of their rights. And much more!
Historians, journalists and students will all enjoy Combat by Trial: An Odyssey with 20th Century Winter Soldiers, a cautionary tale that shows that history does indeed repeat itself.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I would certainly give more than 5 stars if they were available. I have a copy of Nancy Miller Saunders' book, *Combat by Trial*, and the outer edges are full of the little sticky markers designed for marking passages. As I read, I placed markers to remind me of incidents/information that I knew I would want to go back and reread. I was a young mother during that time so even though I had a brother in Vietnam and later in the VVAW, my time was taken with caring for a home and young child. I saw the news, but not in the same depth that *Combat by Trial* explains. While I had supported the anti-war movement, I still did not fully understand it until I read Nancy Miller Saunders' book. It is a page turner -- it reads like a novel, but it's all true -- and it explains much about a troubled time in our history. I highly recommend the book, and anyone who prefers to read the book before a movie is made of it should not hesitate to do it. I have not heard if a movie contract has been made, but it should be. It would be the most eye-opening movie of that period yet made.