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Born on the Fourth of July

person that John F. Kennedy was addressing when he said "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your co...

Films on the Vietnam War and the War Itself

This paper considers how the Vietnam War was depicted in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket and the 1988 film Good Morning, Vietnam i...

Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War

Caputo's Vietnam War memoir is reviewed in a paper consisting of two and a half pages....

Review and Summary of Peter Goldman and Tony Fuller's Charlie Company (What Vietnam Did to Us)

In five pages this 1983 memoir on soldiers' Vietnam War experiences is summarized, reviewed, and critiqued....

Silence as Weapon in Vietnam by Herrington

forces as simply the latest in a string of Western outsiders. Herrington explains that Vietnam was occupied by the West for over a...

We Were Soldiers/Historical Accuracy of Film

back first one North Vietnamese assault, then another, over a period of six days."i In writing about the film, co-author of We W...

Films and Books on the Vietnam War

watching Vietnam films, but if I had to pick one that seems to capture the horror, blood, panic, humor, and sheer waste of the who...

Movies on the Vietnam War

Stones "Born on the 4th of July" (1989), Barry Levinsons "Good Morning,Vietnam" (1987), and Hal Ashbys "Coming Home" (1978). A goo...

Vietnam War Books

but rather gives the reader the big picture in respect to what was occurring on either side and how the people felt about what was...

The Dear Hunter Film's Vietnam War Rhetoric and Reality

In five pages this paper examines the rhetoric and reality of the Vietnam War within the contexts of the book Hollywood's Vietnam ...

Vietnam Oral Narratives

Barry Zorthian was the "official voice of America" in Vietnam from 1964 to 1968 as director of the Public Affairs Office (290). In...

Vietnam War and the Agency Concept

can imagine that carrying letters around are testaments to the fact that he has a life at home. Vietnam provides a backdrop of cha...

Second World War and Vietnam War on Film

In six pages this paper examines how the Second World War and Vietnam War are portrayed in the films Sands of Iwo Jima, Hamburger ...

Difficulties Associated with Fighting the Vietnam War

Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon - worked to make the institutions of a "free society" available to that half of the nation to which ci...

Oliver Stone's Films

In 5 pages this paper examines Vietnam War vet Oliver Stone's films about the war Platoon and Born on the 4th of July. There are ...

Vietnam, America’s Lost War

United States had not invested the situation in Vietnam with rivalry with Communist powers, the tragedy might have been avoided. B...

Book and Article Review on the Anti Vietnam Movement and its Impact

In five pages the book Eagle's Talons The American Experience at War and article 'When Did the Sixties Happen? Searching for New...

David Halberstam/The Best and the Brightest

government had never fully examined whether or not its main rationalization for involvement in Vietnam, i.e., the domino theory, w...

Two Vietnam Books

(Tanenhaus, 1999). The struggle between the two countries was both strategic and ideological, with the "future governance of the i...

Logical Vietnam Argument Perspectives

precede reason, and the waste of war, the works of peace. We wish that this were not so. But we must deal with the world as it i...

Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife by John A. Nagl: An Analysis

The U.S. military involvements in the Vietnam War and the Gulf War are analyzed within the context of this book in 5 pages. The b...

The Vietnam Wars

The Vietnam war did not just happen. The French had been fighting in Indonesia since the early 1950s. The actual conflicts in Viet...

Philip Caputo’s Policy Paper to Richard Nixon’s 1968 Presidential Campaign on Vietnam

The following represents what Caputos policy paper to the Nixon campaign about the conduct of the conflict might have looked like....

"The Cold War Blinders And The Tragedy Of Vietnam" - Critical Essay

about much of its own global discord by virtue of its imperialistic mindset. While opinions about why Vietnam occurred are as vas...

America's Longest War Critiqued

and instead of taking the lead, Presidents were being relegated to the role of follower. Policymakers envisioned themselves as th...

Past and Present War Propaganda and the Media

has essentially been an ineffective battle so far. In other words, while the media and government espouses the "was on terrorism"...

Where the Heart Is

position. This superstition is very important in both the novel and the film from the beginning and is clearly seen in Walmart. Sh...

A Review of The American Privateers by Donald Chidsey

or her to make allowances for the various aspects of the book that seem somewhat sensationalized or overblown. It will also serve ...

Women and War by Jean Bethke Elshtain

underpinnings for decision and action, nonetheless real for being symbolic. It is my contention that such constellations of enshri...

Stoessinger on Vietnam

(Kissinger 684). Rather than commit virtual genocide and lose the "soul of the United States," Johnson was finally forced to withd...