Working-class War

Working-class War

American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam

Book - 1993
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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



"[Appy's] treatment of the subject makes it clear to his readers--almost as clear as it became for the soldiers in Vietnam--that class remains the tragic dividing wall between Americans.-- Boston Globe

Publisher: Chapel Hill [N.C.] : University of North Carolina Press, [1993], ©1993
ISBN: 9780807843918
0807843911
9780807820575
0807820571
Branch Call Number: 959.7043 Ap
Description: x, 365 pages ; 25 cm

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