9780807843918

Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807843918

  • ISBN10:

    0807843911

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1993-02-01
  • Publisher: UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS

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Summary

No one can understand the complete tragedy of the American experience in Vietnam without reading this book. Nothing so underscores the ambivalence and confusion of the American commitment as does the composition of our fighting forces. The rich and the powerful may have supported the war initially, but they contributed little of themselves. That responsibility fell to the poor and the working class of America. Senator George McGovern

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction Facing the Wallp. 1
Working-Class Warp. 11
Life before the Namp. 44
Basic Trainingp. 86
Ominous Beginningsp. 117
The Terms of Battlep. 145
Drawing Fire and Laying Wastep. 174
A War for Nothingp. 206
What Are We Becoming?p. 250
Am I Right or Wrong?p. 298
Notesp. 323
Bibliographyp. 343
Indexp. 355
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