Voices from the Vietnam War : stories from American, Asian, and Russian veterans / Xiaobing Li.Material type: BookSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 279 pages) : illustrations, maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813173863; 0813173868; 9780813139654; 0813139651; 0813125928; 9780813125923.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Voices from the Vietnam War.DDC classification: 959.704/30922 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; List of Maps; List of Photographs; Abbreviations; Note on Transliteration; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Long War; Part One -- A Country Divided; 1. A Buddhist Soldier Defends a Catholic Government; 2. Surviving the Bloody Jungle; 3. Electronic Reconnaissance vs. Guerrillas; 4. Communist Regulars from the North; 5. People's War against Americans; 6. No Final Victory, No Family Life; Part Two -- Hanoi's Comrades; 7. Russian Missile Officers in Vietnam; 8. The Dragon's Tale: Chinese Troops in the Jungle.
The Vietnam War's influence on politics, foreign policy, and subsequent military campaigns is the center of much debate and analysis. But the impact on veterans across the globe, as well as the war's effects on individual lives and communities, is a largely neglected issue. As a consequence of cultural and legal barriers, the oral histories of the Vietnam War currently available in English are predictably one-sided, providing limited insight into the inner workings of the Communist nations that participated in the war. Furthermore, many of these accounts focus on combat experiences rather than.
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CHOICE ReviewEvery Vietnam veteran, regardless of nationality, was traumatized by the war. Historian Li (Univ. of Central Oklahoma) provides fresh insights into the conflict with this book. Using the same formula he successfully employed (with Richard Peters) in their earlier volume on Korea (Voices from the Korean War, CH, Oct'04, 42-1093), Li creates an international history of the Vietnam War based not on archival material but on oral histories. For years, oral histories of Vietnam have mainly focused on combat narratives. Li takes a fresh approach by interviewing medics, doctors, and antiaircraft gunners, as well as a KGB officer who sought intelligence on the Red Chinese. From the vignettes, readers become aware of the advisers and support personnel supplied by China and the Soviet Union, which are often overlooked in traditional accounts of Vietnam. The recent trend in publishing about Vietnam has focused on fiction, as seen in the popularity of the 2010 novels Matterhorn (Karl Marlantes) and Girl by the Road (David Rabe). Fortunately for scholars, Voices from the Vietnam War is a significant addition to the vast array of scholarship already in print about the tragedy in Southeast Asia. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. C. C. Lovett Emporia State University
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Xiaobing Li , professor and chair of the Department of History and Geography and director of the Western Pacific Institute at the University of Central Oklahoma, is the author of China at War (2011), Civil Liberties in China (2010), A History of the Modern Chinese Army (2007), and coauthor of Voices from the Korean War (2004) and Mao's General Remember Korea ( 2002). He served in the People's Liberation Army in China.