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Everyman in Vietnam a soldier"s journey into the quagmire by Michael Adas

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Correspondence,
  • United States,
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975,
  • Campaigns,
  • Soldiers,
  • United States. Army,
  • Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-254) and index.

StatementMichael Adas, Joseph Gilch
ContributionsGilch, Joseph J., author
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS557.7 .A435 2018
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 264 pages
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26957733M
ISBN 10019045587X
ISBN 109780190455873
LC Control Number2017001161
OCLC/WorldCa983785956

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Joseph J. Gilch is the author of Everyman in Vietnam ( avg rating, 5 ratings, 0 reviews) "Everyman in Vietnam" is a riveting and heartbreaking account focused on the United States’ involvement in Vietnam from the s to the s. Eminently readable, we are drawn into the narrative through the experiences of the Gilch family, a typical middle class family   “Everyman in Vietnam is the most intimate account of the Vietnam War available today” —MARILYN YOUNG, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY "In this compelling and moving book, two master historians help us understand the real tragedy of the American war in Vietnam as they bring to life the service of Private Jimmy Gilch against the sweep of   Everyman in Vietnam A Soldier's Journey Into the Quagmire (Paperback): Adas, Michael: "Everyman in Vietnam: A Soldier's Journey into the Quagmire by Michael Adas and Joseph Gilch interweaves a macro perspective of American foreign policy during the war, with the individual-level perspective of one of the many soldiers who lived and died in the "quagmire." This unique perspective