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Vietnam Experience A Collision of Cultures, The

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Vietnam Experience A Collision of Cultures, The

by Doyle, Edward; Weiss, Stephen and the editors of Boston Publishing Company

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Boston: Boston Publishing Company Lightly Scratched on Boards; Light Shelf Rub to Boards. CONTENTS: Chapter 1/The War Without Guns; Chapter 2/A World Apart; Chapter 3/The Other Americans; Chapter 4/Saigon U.S.A.; Chapter 5/Hearts and Minds; Chapter 6/The American Way of War; Chapter 7/An Environment of Atrocity; Chapter 8/A Parting of the Ways; Names, Acronyms, Terms; PICTURE ESSAYS Away from the War; Saigon: A City in Transition; The Peasants; Crime and Punishment; SIDEBARS Dr. America; Culture Shock; At Bearcat; Body Count; A Strategy of Terror; MAP South Vietnam. ABOUT THE EDITORS AND AUTHORS: Editor-in-Chief: Robert Manning, a long-time journalist, has previously been editor-in-chief of the Atlantic Monthly magazine and its press. He served as assistant secretary of state for public affairs under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He has also been a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Authors: Edward Doyle, an historian, received his masters degree at the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. at Harvard University. Stephen Weiss, an American historian, has M.A. and M.Phil. degrees from Yale. He is a former fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Mr. Doyle and Mr. Weiss have written other volumes in The Vietnam Experience. Historical Consultants: Vincent H. Demma, an historian with the U.S. Army Center of Military History, is director of the center's history of the Vietnam conflict. Lee Ewing, editor of Army Times, served two years in Vietnam as a combat intelligence officer with the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) and the 101st Airborne Division. Dr. Donald S. Marshall served in Vietnam as the head of General Creighton Abrams's long-range planning group and is currently a consultant for national strategy. Picture Consultant: Ngo Vinh Long is a social historian specializing in China and Vietnam. Born in Vietnam, he returned there most recently in 1980. His books include Before the Revolution: The Vietnamese Peasants Under the French and Report From a Vietnamese Village.. First Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket (As Issued). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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Vietnam Experience A Collision of Cultures, The
Doyle, Edward; Weiss, Stephen and the editors of Boston Publishing Company
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First Edition 1st Printing
Boston Publishing Company
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June 1985
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