Until the Last Man Comes Home

Author: Michael J. Allen
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807895313
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Fewer Americans were captured or missing during the Vietnam War than in any previous major military conflict in U.S. history. Yet despite their small numbers, American POWs inspired an outpouring of concern that slowly eroded support for the war. Michael J. Allen reveals how wartime loss transformed U.S. politics well before, and long after, the war's official end. Throughout the war's last years and in the decades since, Allen argues, the effort to recover lost warriors was as much a means to establish responsibility for their loss as it was a search for answers about their fate. Though millions of Americans and Vietnamese took part in that effort, POW and MIA families and activists dominated it. Insisting that the war was not over "until the last man comes home," this small, determined group turned the unprecedented accounting effort against those they blamed for their suffering. Allen demonstrates that POW/MIA activism prolonged the hostility between the United States and Vietnam even as the search for the missing became the basis for closer ties between the two countries in the 1990s. Equally important, he explains, POW/MIA families' disdain for the antiwar left and contempt for federal authority fueled the conservative ascendancy after 1968. Mixing political, cultural, and diplomatic history, Until the Last Man Comes Home presents the full and lasting impact of the Vietnam War in ways that are both familiar and surprising.

Until the Last Man Comes Home

Author: Michael Joe Allen
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807832618
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Reveals how wartime loss in the Vietnam War transformed U.S. politics, arguing that the effort to recover lost warriors was as much a means to establish responsibility for their loss as it was a search for answers about their fate.

Until the Last Man Comes Home

Author: Michael J. Allen
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807872727
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Reveals how wartime loss transformed U.S. politics well before, and long after, the war's official end, in a book where the author argues that the effort to recover lost warriors was as much a means to establish responsibility for their loss as it was a search for answers about their fate.

Prisoners of hope

Author: Susan Katz Keating
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN:
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A journalist presents an eye-opening expose+a7 of the exploitation of the families of soldiers missing in Vietnam, revealing how the U.S. government has mismanaged the issue, the individuals who prey on MIA families, and the tragic impact of such activities. 25,000 first printing. Tour.

M I A or Mythmaking in America

Author: Howard Bruce Franklin
Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books
ISBN:
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Explores why the belief in the existence of live POWs in Southeast Asia has exercised a profound influence on American life

Unfit For Command

Author: John E. O'Neill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1596981105
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"What sort of combination of hypocrite and paradox is John Kerry?" asks this heated critique of the Democratic presidential candidate’s Vietnam–era military service and antiwar activism. O’Neill, a lawyer and swift boat veteran, and Corsi, an expert on Vietnam antiwar movements, show how Kerry misrepresented his wartime exploits and is therefore incompetent to serve as commander in chief. Buttressed by interviews with Navy veterans who patrolled Vietnam’s waters, some along with Kerry, readers will discover how he exaggerated minor injuries, self-inflicted others, wrote fictitious diary entries and filed "phony" reports of his heroism under fire—all in a calculated quest to secure career-enhancing combat medals.

Invisible Enemies

Author: Edwin A. Martini
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558496095
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Drawing on a range of sources, from White House documents and congressional hearings to comic books and feature films, this text shows how the United States continued to wage war on Vietnam 'by other means' for another 25 years.

The second Indochina war

Author: William S. Turley
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451625465
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A history of the Vietnam War studies the military, political and social aspects of both sides and the impact of the conflict on all of Indochina

The American South and the Vietnam War

Author: Joseph A. Fry
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813161096
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To fully comprehend the Vietnam War, it is essential to understand the central role that southerners played in the nation's commitment to the war, in the conflict's duration, and in the fighting itself. President Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas and Secretary of State Dean Rusk of Georgia oversaw the dramatic escalation of U.S. military involvement from 1965 through 1968. General William Westmoreland, born and raised in South Carolina, commanded U.S. forces during most of the Johnson presidency. Widely supported by their constituents, southern legislators collectively provided the most dependable support for war funding and unwavering opposition to measures designed to hasten U.S. withdrawal from the conflict. In addition, southerners served, died, and were awarded the Medal of Honor in numbers significantly disproportionate to their states' populations. In The American South and the Vietnam War, Joseph A. Fry demonstrates how Dixie's majority pro-war stance derived from a host of distinctly regional values, perspectives, and interests. He also considers the views of the dissenters, from student protesters to legislators such as J. William Fulbright, Albert Gore Sr., and John Sherman Cooper, who worked in the corridors of power to end the conflict, and civil rights activists such as Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali, and Julian Bond, who were among the nation's most outspoken critics of the war. Fry's innovative and masterful study draws on policy analysis and polling data as well as oral histories, transcripts, and letters to illuminate not only the South's influence on foreign relations, but also the personal costs of war on the home front.

First Heroes

Author: Rod Colvin
Publisher: Addicus Books
ISBN: 1940495164
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The result of five years of research, First Heroes untangles an intricate web of information and ultimately concludes that the prisoners of war that were held captive in Southeast Asia were forgotten or ignored by their own country. Author Rod Colvin crisscrossed the country interviewing military and government officials, veterans, returned POWs, political figures, journalists, and members of the National League of Families and the National Forget-Me-Not Association and balances hard facts with the dramatic personal accounts of parents, wives, brothers, sisters, and children who have waged a difficult battle for the truth about their loved ones. This chronicle is as much a testament to the faith and unending hope of the family members as it is the story of the men themselves. First Heroes is destined to change the way readers think about war, freedom, and their country.