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American Reckoning - The Vietnam War and Our National Identity-logo

American Reckoning - The Vietnam War and Our National Identity

Christian G. Appy

How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? Christian G. Appy now examines the relationship between the war's realities and myths and its impact on our national identity, conscience, pride, shame, popular culture, and postwar foreign policy. Drawing on a vast variety of sources-from movies, songs, and novels to official documents, media coverage, and contemporary commentary-Appy offers an original interpretation of the war and its far-reaching consequences. Authoritative, insightful, sometimes surprising, and controversial, American Reckoning is a fascinating mix of political and cultural reporting that offers a completely fresh account of the meaning of the Vietnam War.

How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? Christian G. Appy now examines the relationship between the war's realities and myths and its impact on our national identity, conscience, pride, shame, popular culture, and postwar foreign policy. Drawing on a vast variety of sources-from movies, songs, and novels to official documents, media coverage, and contemporary commentary-Appy offers an original interpretation of the war and its far-reaching consequences. Authoritative, insightful, sometimes surprising, and controversial, American Reckoning is a fascinating mix of political and cultural reporting that offers a completely fresh account of the meaning of the Vietnam War.
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Genres:

History

Description:

How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? Christian G. Appy now examines the relationship between the war's realities and myths and its impact on our national identity, conscience, pride, shame, popular culture, and postwar foreign policy. Drawing on a vast variety of sources-from movies, songs, and novels to official documents, media coverage, and contemporary commentary-Appy offers an original interpretation of the war and its far-reaching consequences. Authoritative, insightful, sometimes surprising, and controversial, American Reckoning is a fascinating mix of political and cultural reporting that offers a completely fresh account of the meaning of the Vietnam War.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Runnette

Length:

14h 32m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

22:19


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:20:22


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:21:25


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:07:44


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

01:03:29


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

01:21:52


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

01:23:08


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

01:28:53


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

01:18:38


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

01:02:26


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

01:20:22


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

01:20:49


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

00:44