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By Christian G. Appy

Nobody can comprehend the whole tragedy of the yank event in Vietnam with no analyzing this booklet. not anything so underscores the ambivalence and confusion of the yankee dedication as does the composition of our battling forces. the wealthy and the strong could have supported the battle at the start, yet they contributed little of themselves. That accountability fell to the negative and the operating type of America.--Senator George McGovern

"Reminds us of the traumatic fact that a few eighty percentage of the 2.5 million enlisted males who served in Vietnam--out of 27 million males who reached draft age in the course of the war--came from working-class and impoverished backgrounds. . . . bargains particularly good with the plain paradox that the working-class squaddies' households again domestic in most cases adversarial the antiwar move, and for that topic so with few exceptions did the warriors themselves.--New York instances e-book Review

"[Appy's] remedy of the topic makes it transparent to his readers--almost as transparent because it turned for the warriors in Vietnam--that classification is still the tragic dividing wall among Americans.--Boston Globe

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