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Reporting Vietnam

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Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1969: Volume One
Reporting Vietnam:  American Journalism 1959-1969: Volume One book jacket Edited by: Various
Library of America
ISBN: 1-883011-58-2
Series Number: 104
Product Code: 201071
Price: $35.00
Twenty-five years after the last American troops withdrew from Vietnam, this unique anthology evokes a turbulent and controversial period in American history and journalism. Drawn from original newspaper and magazine reports and contemporary books, Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1975 brings together the work of over eighty remarkable writers to create an unprecedented mosaic view of America's longest war and its impact on an increasingly fractured American society.

The first volume traces the deepening American involvement in South Vietnam from the first deaths of American advisers in 1959 through the controversial battle of "Hamburger Hill" in 1969. Malcolm Browne, Neil Sheehan, and David Halberstam report on the guerrilla warfare of the early 1960s; Jack P. Smith, Ward Just, and Peter Arnett experience the terrors of close-range combat in the Central Highlands; Marguerite Higgins and Frances FitzGerald observe South Vietnamese politics; Jonathen Schell records the destructive effects of American firepower in Quang Ngai; Tom Wolfe captures the cool courage of navy pilots over North Vietnam. At home, Meg Greenfield describes a teach-in, Norman Mailer the Pentagon March, and Jeffrey Blankfort the impact of the war on a small town in Ohio. Thomas Johnson and Wallace Terry examine the changing attitudes of African-American soldiers fighting America's first fully integrated war. Included in full is Daniel Lang's Casualties of War, the haunting story of a five-man reconnaissance patrol choosing between good and evil.

Each volume contains a detailed chronology of the war, historical maps, biographical profiles of the journalists, explanatory notes, a glossary of military terms, an index, and a 32-page insert of photographs of the correspondents, 80 photos in all, many never before seen.

 

Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1969-1975: Volume Two
Reporting Vietnam:  American Journalism  1969-1975: Volume Two book jacket Edited by: Various
Library of America
ISBN: 1-883011-59-0
Series Number: 105
Price: $35.00
This unique 25th-anniversary collection captures a dramatic and controversial war and the brilliant generation of American journalists who reported it. The writings collected in the two-volume Reporting Vietnam follow events from the first American fatalities in 1959 through the Tet Offensive in 1968 to the fall of Saigon in 1975. Part Two: American Journalism 1969-1975 along with its companion volume American Journalism 1959-1969 capture the bravery, fear, cruelty, suffering, anger, and sorrow of a tragic conflict.

This second volume traces events from the revelation of the My Lai massacre in 1969 through the fall of Saigon in 1975. Here are Peter Kann on the ambiguities of pacification; Gloria Emerson on the South Vietnamese debacle in Laos; Donald Kirk on declining American morale; Sydney Schanberg on the fall of Phnom Penh and the victory of the Khmer Rouge; Philip Caputo, Keyes Beech, Peter Arnett, and Malcolm Browne on the last days of South Vietnam. At home, Michael Kinsley recounts a confrontation between Henry Kissinger and his Harvard colleagues; James Michener reconstructs the Kent State shootings; and Doris Kearns listens to Lyndon Johnson's anguished recollections. Included in full is Dispatches, journalist Michael Herr's acclaimed impressionistic memoir of his immersion in the exhilaration, dread, and sorrow of the Vietnam War.

Each volume contains a detailed chronology of the war, historical maps, biographical profiles of the journalists, explanatory notes, a glossary of military terms, index, and a 32-page insert of photographs of the correspondents, 80 photos in all, many never before seen.

 

Reporting Vietnam: Paperback Edition
Reporting Vietnam: Paperback Edition book jacket Edited by: Various
Library of America
ISBN: 1-883011-90-6
Product Code: 400001
Price: $17.95
In Reporting Vietnam the work of over 50 remarkable writers captures firsthand the bravery, cruelty, suffering, and sorrow of a tragic conflict. Following events from the first American fatalities in 1959, through the 1968 Tet Offensive, to the fall of Saigon in 1975, and gathering writers as disparate as David Halberstam and Hunter S. Thompson, Malcolm W. Browne and Michael Herr, Tom Wolfe and Gloria Emerson, this unique collection records the shifting course of the war, its impact on a fractured America, and the changing texture of American journalism.
Introduction by Ward Just and foreword by Milton J. Bates. Advisory board: Milton J. Bates, Lawrence Lichty, Paul L. Miles, Ronald H. Spector, and Marilyn Young.


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