That Craig McNamara has survived, and thrived, and given us this staggering book, is something of a miracle.
“Because Our Fathers Lied: A Memoir of Truth and Family, from Vietnam to Today” reckons with the tolls of decisions and responsibility.
Thoughts on “Nothing is Impossible: America’s Reconciliation with Vietnam” by Ted Osius, US ambassador to Vietnam, 2014-2017.
“American culture has never fully come to grips with Vietnam,” says author of “Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam”
Too few Americans are willing to confront the disaster that has befallen the U.S. as a consequence of our serial misuse of military power.
Two 2021 books take a fresh look at the unheralded heroes of the Vietnam War: Vietnam’s Prodigal Heroes and Dissenting POWs.
Before Americans knew anything about Vietnam: ‘Saigon to Pleiku: … 1962-1963’ a new book by David Grant Noble.
Book Review of “Dissenting POWs: From Vietnam’s Hoa Lo Prison to America Today,” Tom Wilber and Jerry Lembcke. Review by W.D. Ehrhart.
Ninh, who will turn sixty-six this October, is Vietnam’s most celebrated writer, best-known for The Sorrow of War.
Most POWs who turned against the war felt they had to suppress their beliefs, worried that it would harm their careers, or, worse.
It’s worth revisiting the value of this book’s singular contribution to the knowledge about what the US did in and to Vietnam and its people.
The US troop opposition to the war was so genuine, it even emerged from within the walls of the POW camp known as “The Hanoi Hilton.”
Poisoning the Pacific: The US Military’s Secret Dumping of Plutonium, Chemical Weapons, and Agent Orange
Okinawa served as the main US launchpad for the war in southeast Asia – and the island is still contaminated today from that usage.
What, then, has been the actual influence of the veterans now in Congress on this country’s war policy?