The Resource To bear any burden : the Vietnam War and its aftermath in the words of Americans and Southeast Asians, Al Santoli

To bear any burden : the Vietnam War and its aftermath in the words of Americans and Southeast Asians, Al Santoli

Label
To bear any burden : the Vietnam War and its aftermath in the words of Americans and Southeast Asians
Title
To bear any burden
Title remainder
the Vietnam War and its aftermath in the words of Americans and Southeast Asians
Statement of responsibility
Al Santoli
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The forty-eight American and Asian witnesses who recount their stories in this book are survivors of a great cataclysm, the Vietnam War. The veterans, refugees, and officials who speak here come from widely divergent backgrounds yet combine to narrate a synchronous chronicle, a human-scale history of the war in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Reading their narratives, we hear them reliving crucial moments in the preparation, execution, and aftermath of war. We hear POW Dan Pitzer learning of the American buildup from his bamboo cage; Viet Cong operative Nguyen Tuong Lai describing a terrorist run into Saigon; Cambodian teacher Kassie Neou charming his executioners with fairy tales learned from the BBC. Their experiences in extreme circumstances of war, revolution, and imprisonment provide an epic drama of heroism in the midst of tragedy. This book gives not only riveting eyewitness accounts of the war, but reclaims from this tragic continuum larger patterns of courage and dedication. -- from Book Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Santoli, Al
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS559.5
LC item number
.S25 1985
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Southeast Asians
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoner-of-war camps
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Political refugees
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Political prisoners
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Women and war
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Socialism
  • Subversive activities
  • Atrocities
  • Children
  • Military relations
  • Missing in action
  • Political prisoners
  • Political refugees
  • Politics and government
  • Prisoner-of-war camps
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Propaganda
  • Protest movements
  • Psychological aspects
  • Public opinion
  • Social aspects
  • Socialism
  • Southeast Asians
  • Subversive activities
  • Veterans
  • Women
  • Women and war
  • Vietnam-oorlog
  • Vietnamkrieg
  • Auswirkung
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Geschichte
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam
  • United States
  • Vietnam
Label
To bear any burden : the Vietnam War and its aftermath in the words of Americans and Southeast Asians, Al Santoli
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I. April 1975: -- City of phantoms -- The river -- The victory parade -- Giai Phong (Liberation)
  • II. Democrats and Revolutionaries, 1954-1963: -- Land of the open fly -- The White House mission -- Revolution -- The nationalist forces -- Land reform -- The Geneva Conference -- The New Republic -- Pacification -- The seeds of war -- The underground school -- The barefoot dancer -- invitation to a sideshow -- The scrabble game -- The third force -- The Ho Chi Minh Trail -- The National Liberation Front -- The Chinese priest -- The forest of pencils -- The cyclops -- POW -- The short tour
  • III. War without glory: -- Kennedy's soldiers -- The gathering storm -- What is beautiful -- Self-deception -- The cherry -- Care packages -- Leatherneck square -- Rules of engagement -- Soldier of the revolution -- Project Delta -- Counterterror -- The deserted village -- The shadow -- The release -- Psychological warfare -- Rings of steel -- The duck pond -- The cease-fire -- Tactical victory, strategic defeat -- Grasping straws -- The TET photo -- Player dramatic teams -- Ticket-punching -- Body count -- Maharajas -- In our own image -- Rice -- Village development -- Peace poems -- Vietnamization -- The Paris Agreement -- The clairvoyant -- Trust -- Reparations -- The fall of Saigon
  • IV. No war, no peace: -- Pilots in pajamas -- Holocaust -- The coalition government -- Seminar camp -- Prisoners of conscience -- The stubborn guy -- Juges et condamnes -- The concert -- The discipline house -- The vigil -- New economic zone -- Winners and losers -- Promises -- Tigers -- New socialist man -- Vietnamization of Cambodia
  • V. Values: -- The picnic -- The Women's Center -- America -- The doctor from Honduras -- MIAs -- Acceptable level of casualty -- The monument -- Horatio at the bridge -- The twilight zone -- The dream -- Full circle
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 367 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780525243274
Lccn
84028690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)11550472
  • (OCoLC)ocm11550472
Label
To bear any burden : the Vietnam War and its aftermath in the words of Americans and Southeast Asians, Al Santoli
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I. April 1975: -- City of phantoms -- The river -- The victory parade -- Giai Phong (Liberation)
  • II. Democrats and Revolutionaries, 1954-1963: -- Land of the open fly -- The White House mission -- Revolution -- The nationalist forces -- Land reform -- The Geneva Conference -- The New Republic -- Pacification -- The seeds of war -- The underground school -- The barefoot dancer -- invitation to a sideshow -- The scrabble game -- The third force -- The Ho Chi Minh Trail -- The National Liberation Front -- The Chinese priest -- The forest of pencils -- The cyclops -- POW -- The short tour
  • III. War without glory: -- Kennedy's soldiers -- The gathering storm -- What is beautiful -- Self-deception -- The cherry -- Care packages -- Leatherneck square -- Rules of engagement -- Soldier of the revolution -- Project Delta -- Counterterror -- The deserted village -- The shadow -- The release -- Psychological warfare -- Rings of steel -- The duck pond -- The cease-fire -- Tactical victory, strategic defeat -- Grasping straws -- The TET photo -- Player dramatic teams -- Ticket-punching -- Body count -- Maharajas -- In our own image -- Rice -- Village development -- Peace poems -- Vietnamization -- The Paris Agreement -- The clairvoyant -- Trust -- Reparations -- The fall of Saigon
  • IV. No war, no peace: -- Pilots in pajamas -- Holocaust -- The coalition government -- Seminar camp -- Prisoners of conscience -- The stubborn guy -- Juges et condamnes -- The concert -- The discipline house -- The vigil -- New economic zone -- Winners and losers -- Promises -- Tigers -- New socialist man -- Vietnamization of Cambodia
  • V. Values: -- The picnic -- The Women's Center -- America -- The doctor from Honduras -- MIAs -- Acceptable level of casualty -- The monument -- Horatio at the bridge -- The twilight zone -- The dream -- Full circle
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 367 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780525243274
Lccn
84028690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)11550472
  • (OCoLC)ocm11550472

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