The Resource When America turned : reckoning with 1968, David Wyatt

When America turned : reckoning with 1968, David Wyatt

Label
When America turned : reckoning with 1968
Title
When America turned
Title remainder
reckoning with 1968
Statement of responsibility
David Wyatt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Much has been written about the seismic shifts in American culture and politics during the 1960s. Yet for all the analysis of that turbulent era, its legacy remains unclear. In this elegantly written book, David Wyatt offers a fresh perspective on the decade by focusing on the pivotal year of 1968. He takes as his point of departure the testimony delivered by returning veteran John Kerry before the Senate Armed Services Committee in 1971, as he imagined a time in the future when the word "Vietnam" would mean "the place where America finally turned." But turning from what, to what--and for better or for worse? Wyatt explores these questions as he retraces the decisive moments of 1968--the Tet Offensive, the McCarthy campaign, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, the student revolt at Columbia, the "police riot" at the Democratic Convention in Chicago, Lyndon Johnson's capitulation, and Richard Nixon's ascendancy to power. Seeking to recover the emotions surrounding these events as well as analyze their significance, Wyatt draws on the insights of what Michael Herr has called "straight" and "secret" histories. The first category consists of work by professional historians, traditional journalists, public figures, and political operatives, while the second includes the writings of novelists, poets, New Journalists, and memoirists. The aim of this parallel approach is to uncover two kinds of truth: a "scholarly truth" grounded in the documented past and an "imaginative truth" that occupies the more ambiguous realm of meaning. Only by reckoning with both, Wyatt believes, can Americans come to understand the true legacy of the 1960s." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wyatt, David
Index
index present
LC call number
E846
LC item number
.W93 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States / Civilization / 1945-
  • United States / History / 1961-1969
  • United States / Politics and government / 1963-1969
  • USA
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D
  • Civilization
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D
  • Political science
  • Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 / Influence
  • Achtundsechziger
  • Vietnamkrieg
Label
When America turned : reckoning with 1968, David Wyatt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the turning -- Tet -- The movement and McCarthy -- McNamara, bombing, and the Tuesday lunch -- Thirty days in March -- Fourteenth Street -- RFK -- The ditch -- Columbia -- Nixon and occupation -- Chicago -- Kissinger and the Dragon Lady -- Swift boat -- Afterword: in Vietnam
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 365 pages
Isbn
9781625340610
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013035136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)844729423
  • (OCoLC)ocn844729423
Label
When America turned : reckoning with 1968, David Wyatt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the turning -- Tet -- The movement and McCarthy -- McNamara, bombing, and the Tuesday lunch -- Thirty days in March -- Fourteenth Street -- RFK -- The ditch -- Columbia -- Nixon and occupation -- Chicago -- Kissinger and the Dragon Lady -- Swift boat -- Afterword: in Vietnam
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 365 pages
Isbn
9781625340610
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013035136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)844729423
  • (OCoLC)ocn844729423

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