Journalists at Risk

Reporting America's Wars

Author: George Sullivan

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761327455

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Covers reporters' roles and risks during war time; the issue of censorship; and how their jobs have changed with each conflict since the Civil War.
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One Day in Vietnam

The True Story of an Army Bird Dog Pilot

Author: Gary Hook

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595120660

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

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After visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and reflecting on the name of a distant cousin, first-time author Gary Hook set out to discover the man he had never known and what happened to him during the war. He searched for and found his cousin's closest relatives, friends and fellow soldiers with whom his cousin served during the war. Through extensive personal interviews and key government documents the author uncovered a story of gripping air combat, heroic sacrifice, and a terrible secret that lay hidden for more than thirty years.
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The Vietnam War

An Intimate History

Author: Geoffrey C. Ward,Ken Burns

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473559235

Category: History

Page: 848

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**The New York Times Bestseller** **The book of the landmark documentary, The Vietnam War, by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick** The definitive work on the Vietnam War, the conflict that came to define a generation, told from all sides by those who were there. More than forty years after the Vietnam War ended, its legacy continues to fascinate, horrify and inform us. As the first war to be fought in front of TV cameras and beamed around the world, it has been immortalised on film and on the page, and forever changed the way we think about war. Drawing on hundreds of brand new interviews, Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward have created the definitive work on Vietnam. It is the first book to show us the war from every perspective: from idealistic US Marines and the families they left behind to the Vietnamese civilians, both North and South, whose homeland was changed for ever; politicians, POWs and anti-war protesters; and the photographers and journalists who risked their lives to tell the truth. The book sends us into the grit and chaos of combat, while also expertly outlining the complex chain of political events that led America to Vietnam. Beautifully written, this essential work tells the full story without taking sides and reminds us that there is no single truth in war. It is set to redefine our understanding of a brutal conflict, to launch provocative new debates and to shed fresh light on the price paid in ‘blood and bone’ by Vietnamese and Americans alike.
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Rethinking the American Anti-War Movement

Author: Simon Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136599185

Category: History

Page: 208

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Between 1965 and 1973, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans participated in one of the most remarkable and significant people's movements in American history. Through marches, rallies, draft resistance, teach-ins, civil disobedience, and non-violent demonstrations at both the national and local levels, Americans vehemently protested the country's involvement in the Vietnam War. Rethinking the American Anti-War Movement provides a short, accessible overview of this important social and political movement, highlighting key events and key figures, the movement's strengths and weaknesses, how it intersected with other social and political movements of the time, and its lasting effect on the country. The book is perfect for anyone wanting to obtain an introduction to the Anti-War movement of the twentieth century.
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Cold War Mandarin

Ngo Dinh Diem and the Origins of America's War in Vietnam, 1950–1963

Author: Seth Jacobs

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742573958

Category: History

Page: 220

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For almost a decade, the tyrannical Ngo Dinh Diem governed South Vietnam as a one-party police state while the U.S. financed his tyranny. In this new book, Seth Jacobs traces the tragic history of the so-called "Diem experiment" from his first appearance in Washington as a penniless expatriate in 1950 to his murder by South Vietnamese soldiers on the outskirts of Saigon in 1963.
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