Item #10039 Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers & Vietnam. Christian Appy.

Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers & Vietnam

Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993. 1st Edition. Paperback. 6.125"x9.25" 365 pgs. First printing. Ex-library w/graphics in laminate. Cover photo by PFC Richard S. Durrance. Front and back covers are lightly creased but still lay flat. Spine straight and binding tight. Used - VeryGood. Item #10039
ISBN: 9780807843918

No one can understand the complete tragedy of the American experience in Vietnam without reading this book. Nothing so underscores the ambivalence and confusion of the American commitment as does the composition of our fighting forces. The rich and the powerful may have supported the war initially, but they contributed little of themselves. That responsibility fell to the poor and the working class of America.--Senator George McGovern
"Reminds us of the disturbing truth that some 80 percent of the 2.5 million enlisted men who served in Vietnam--out of 27 million men who reached draft age during the war--came from working-class and impoverished backgrounds. . . . Deals especially well with the apparent paradox that the working-class soldiers' families back home mainly opposed the antiwar movement, and for that matter so with few exceptions did the soldiers themselves.--New York Times Book Review.

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