After a contextualising introduction which outlines the chronology of events during the Vietnam War, the book covers five key episodes during the war.
This includes the massacre at My Lai, the siege at Khe Sanh, and the experience of homecoming for Vietnam veterans – analysing the way they have been treated by historians, by film-makers and by novelists.
Films and texts discussed include The Green Berets, JFK, John Newman’s JFK and Vietnam, Dispatches, the Peers Report, In the Lake of the Woods, The Deerhunter and the Rambo films.
Author: Mark Taylor
Publication Date: Sep 2003
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
Extent: 176 pages
Series: BAAS Paperbacks
- Interdisciplinary approach to this popular subject, in keeping with the way American Studies is taught
- Includes a timeline of the Vietnam War
- Illustrated with maps and film stills
- Courses on Vietnam appear on most American Studies degrees