3 edition of Why are we in Vietnam?. found in the catalog.
Why are we in Vietnam?.
First published in Great Britain by weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1969.
This book is not however about taking sides, the book is all about seeking to understand why this war happened, why it went the way it did. The authors have done their research, they have interviewed dozens and dozens of people from both America as well as Vietnam to get the true perspectives from people that were actually involved in the war. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "A Touchstone book." Description: pages ; 22 cm: Contents: Deliverance from a debate --Why we went it --Why we stayed in --Why we withdrew --Whose immorality?Responsibility.
“So many of the professional foreign policy establishment, and so many of their hangers-on among the lumpen academics and journalists, had become worried by the frenzy and paranoia of the Nixonian Vietnam policy that consensus itself was threatened. Both entertaining and profound, Why Are We in Vietnam? is an exceptional, timeless work awaiting discovery by a new generation of readers. Praise for Why Are We in Vietnam? "A book of great integrity. All the old qualities are here: Mailer's remarkable feeling for the sensory event, the detail, 'the way it was,' his power and energy.".
When Why Are We in Vietnam? was published in , almost twenty years after The Naked and the Dead, the critical response was novel fully confirmed Mailer's stature as one of the most important figures in contemporary American literature. Now, a new edition of this exceptional work serves as further affirmation of its timeless quality. Ann-Margret went to Vietnam to entertain the troops in and She tells us why we should remember the era and those who served.
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Why are We in Vietnam is Norman Mailers novel protesting the war, first published in It is the last novel he wrote before writing his famous non-fiction accounts of the march on the Pentagon and the political conventions/5. Why We Were In Vietnam Hardcover – Ma by Norman podhoretz (Author) out of 5 stars 7 ratings.
See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback "Please retry" Cited by: In between periods of conducting top-secret emergency planning exercises, Colonel Patti was working on his memoires that cumulated in the book, "Why Vietnam?".
During this time, there occured frequent anti-war protests just down the street and our boss's son had just shipped off to Vietnam as an army recruit/5(19). When Why Are We in Vietnam.
was published inalmost twenty years after The Naked and the Dead, the critical response was novel fully confirmed Mailer's stature as one of the most important figures in contemporary American literature.
Now, a new edition of this exceptional work serves as further affirmation of its timeless quality/5(13). Why Are We in Vietnam. reads like Ernest Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa and William Faulkner’s “The Bear” as channelled through Doonesbury.
Norman Mailer’s novel purports to answer the title question through the story of a Why are we in Vietnam?. book game hunt in the wilds of Alaska, which seems to imply that Americans (or at least Texans—the Cited by: Both entertaining and profound, Why Are We in Vietnam.
is an exceptional, timeless work awaiting discovery by a new generation of readers. Praise for Why Are We in Vietnam. “A book of great integrity. All the old qualities are here: Mailer’s remarkable feeling for the sensory event, the detail, ‘the way it was,’ his power and energy.”/5(13).
For those of you out there like myself who grew up questioning why did the Vietnam War even happen. This is the book for you. It looks at the war in a way that many books about the Vietnam War have altogether ignored, or weakly hinted at.
The truth is that Vietnam was a religious war. I have heard the stories from those who were personally there/5(11). Why Are We in Vietnam. reads like Ernest Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa and William Faulkner’s “The Bear” as channelled through Doonesbury. Norman Mailer’s novel purports to answer the title question through the story of a big game hunt in the wilds of Alaska, which seems to imply that Americans (or at least Texans—the /5(13).
Neoconservative ideologue Podhoretz, a no-nonsense hawk (The Present Danger), thinks that we have never had a debate on the morality of the Vietnam War; and he means to initiate one. His own position is never in doubt, though the basis of his judgment is unusual, even unique: the war was moral because it was fought to free the Vietnamese from communism, and because (the.
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Why We Were In Vietnam book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Analysis of Vietnam conflict as act of idealism/5. About this Item: New York: Henry Holt, (), Trade paperback.
Described as the 'most original, courageous and provocative novel' of the year by the NY Times, this is the story of an 18 year old from Texas who takes off into a hunting expedition in the wilds of Alaska on the eve of his induction into the Army.
Good condition (some minor wear to covers, ink notation on. From tothrough his writings, radio broadcasts, and trips to the war zone itself, Dan Lyons became the free world's leading advocate of winning in Vietnam.
Here he presents a brilliant expose of why we lost the war and why and how we should have won/5(8). The more we look at American decision-making in Vietnam, the less sense it makes. Geopolitics helps explain our concerns about the fate of Vietnam in the nineteen-forties and : Louis Menand.
The best books about Vietnam as a country, not just the Vietnam War. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Like Guenter Lewy's "America in Vietnam" and "Stolen Valor" by B.G.
Burkett, it is a definitive piece of work on the subject of Vietnam. Also, it gives great justifications as to exactly why we went there in the first place.I don't have a whole lot to say other than the fact that the arguments are based on Sound Scholarship, and to refute Norman Podhoretz is nothing but Cited by: If we had pretended otherwise for such a long period, it was only because during the war we were not obliged to unveil our cards.” The assassination in of South Vietnam’s dictator, Ngo Dinh Diem, created anarchy that led to rising U.S.
involvement – starting with advisers under President Kennedy, then turning to bombing and. The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States.
VIETNAM A War on Two Fronts. By Sidney Lens. Illustrated. New York: Lodestar Books. $ (Ages 12 and up) VIETNAM Why We Fought: An Illustrated : Walter Dean Myers. Both entertaining and profound, Why Are We in Vietnam.
is an exceptional, timeless work awaiting discovery by a new generation of readers. Praise for Why Are We in Vietnam. “A book of great integrity. All the old qualities are here: Mailer’s remarkable feeling for the sensory event, the detail, ‘the way it was,’ his power and energy.”.
Get this from a library! Why we were in Vietnam. [Norman Podhoretz] -- Norman Podhoretz retells the story of how and why the United States went to war in Vietnam and how and why it was driven out.
Highlighting the major turning points of the war, Podhoretz takes us on a. Widely considered the definitive resource on the Vietnam War, Where We Were identifies the name, location and provides a brief historical synopsis of every military installation, firebase, landing zone, airfield, port, signal site, vessel and significant terrain feature of the American war in Vietnam.
Additionally, includes a substantial number from the French War as Brand: Hellgate Press.National Book Foundation > Books > Why Are We in Vietnam?
Why Are We in Vietnam? Finalist, National Book Awards for Fiction. ISBN Random House Trade Paperbacks | Norman Mailer. Norman Kingsley Mailer was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, and film director.