American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam

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Columbia University Press, Nov 17, 1989 - History - 241 pages
American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam
 

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Hellman thoughtfully examines the significance of the values and symbols propagated in the memoirs, novels, and films dealing with Vietnam in the years 1955-80, and how these related to America's ... Read full review

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Fascinating stuff, if its what you're into. He really comes up with some good analyses.

Contents

An Angry Dream The Cold War Southeast Asia and the American Mythic Landscape
3
The Return of the Frontier Hero National Purpose and the Legend of the Green Berets
41
The Antiwar Movement and the Frontier
71
THE JOURNEY BACK
97
Good Sons The Soldiers Antimyth
99
The Hero Seeks a Way Out
139
Epic Return
171
Toward New Myth
205
Epilogue
221
Notes
225
Index
235
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