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Long Time Passing, New Edition : Vietnam and the Haunted Generation - Myra MacPherson

Long Time Passing, New Edition

Vietnam and the Haunted Generation

Paperback Published: 13th February 2002
ISBN: 9780253214959
Number Of Pages: 736

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Praise for the original edition:

"A haunting chorus of voices, a moving deeply disturbing evocation of an era." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"Myra MacPherson's book belongs with the best of the works on Vietnam, and there has been no better body of war literature that I know of." -- Joseph Heller

"A brilliant and necessary book... this stunning depiction of Vietnam's bitter fruit is calculated to agitate even the most complacent American." -- Philadelphia Inquirer

"There have been many books on the Vietnam War, but few have captured its second life as memory better than Long Time Passing." -- Washington Post Book World

"A most perceptive and fascinating account of the continuing impact of the Vietnam experience.... As this important book makes clear, we will be paying the costs for Vietnam for long years to come. Myra MacPherson not only lived through the Vietnam years, she writes with the insight of one still deeply caught up in the issues of that tragedy." -- George McGovern

"Enthralling reading... full of deep and strong emotions." -- New York Times

This new edition of a classic book on the impact of the Vietnam War on Americans reintroduces the haunted voices of the Vietnam era to a new generation of readers. In a new introduction, Myra MacPherson reflects on what has changed, and what hasn't, in the years since these interviews were conducted, explains the key points of reference from the 1980s that feature prominently in them, and brings the stories of her principal characters up-to-date.

"Any approach to the subject of Vietnam's aftermath must begin with Myra MacPherson's groundbreaking book... Her book, among the first to break the long national silence on the war, remains one of the most moving and important works on the Vietnam bookshelf." -Arnold R. Isaacs, author of Vietnam Shadows "A haunting chorus of voices, a moving deeply disturbing evocation of an era." --San Francisco Chronicle "Myra MacPherson's book belongs with the best of the works on Vietnam, and there has been no better body of war literature that I know of." --Joseph Heller "A brilliant and necessary book ... this stunning depiction of Vietnam's bitter fruit is calculated to agitate even the most complacent American." --Philadelphia Inquirer "There have been many books on the Vietnam War, but few have captured its second life as memory better than Long Time Passing." --Washington Post Book World "A brilliant evocation of what Vietnam meant and what it did--not just to the veterans who fought it, but to all Americans who lived through it. This is a moving story full of light and darkness, tears and triumph, and I hope it will be read by everyone touched by that strange and painful war." --Senator Edward M. Kennedy "A most perceptive and fascinating account of the continuing impact of the Vietnam experience ... As this important book makes clear, we will be paying the costs for Vietnam for long years to come. Myra MacPherson not only lived through the Vietnam years, she writes with the insight of one still deeply caught up in the issues of that tragedy." --Senator George McGovern "An extraordinary book that is at the same time valuable and disturbing-disturbing because it captures the unexpected complexity and diversity of the Vietnam generation and valuable precisely because in doing so it breaks the stereotypes which too long clouded our understanding of both those who served and those who did not." --Col. Harry G. Summers, Jr., author of On Strategy "Enthralling reading ... full of deep and strong emotions." --New York Times

Introduction: A Generation Revisitedp. ix
Long Time Passing
Prologuep. 3
Two Soldiersp. 8
The Generationp. 24
A Different Warp. 45
Southie and the Rebelsp. 63
Draft and Protest
Draft Board Bluesp. 87
The Chosenp. 99
The Maimedp. 113
Hawks and Dovesp. 120
The Scamsp. 129
The Reserves and National Guardp. 139
Game of Chancep. 148
Confessionsp. 155
Impressionsp. 168
Still in Saigon
Post-Traumatic Stressp. 177
The Afflictedp. 197
The Criminalsp. 209
The Vet Centersp. 227
The Disorderedp. 247
The Significant Othersp. 259
Making It
Successful Veteransp. 281
From Losers to Winnersp. 295
The Woundp. 320
Resistance
The Desertersp. 333
The Exilesp. 353
The Imprisonedp. 379
Women and the War
Mothers and Fathersp. 403
The Supp-Hose Fivep. 425
The Women Who Wentp. 438
Women at the Barricadesp. 456
Vietnam Kaleidoscope
Atrocitiesp. 481
The Reluctant Warriorsp. 512
The Warriorsp. 533
The Blacksp. 552
Drugs, Bad Paper, Prisonp. 572
Agent Orangep. 586
Epilogue: Requiem for a Generationp. 603
Postscript 1993p. 623
Glossaryp. 649
Notesp. 653
Acknowledgmentsp. 671
Bibliographyp. 673
Indexp. 679
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ISBN: 9780253214959
ISBN-10: 0253214955
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 736
Published: 13th February 2002
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.04
Edition Type: New edition