To Bear Any Burden : The Vietnam War and Its Aftermath in the Words of Americans and Southeast Asians
To Bear Any Burden is necessary to understand the most significant aspect of the Indochina wars: the human one." -Tran Van Dinh, author of Blue Dragon White Tiger: A Tet StoryAt least this reader would like to spend hours if not days talking to each of the people within these pages." -Jack Reynolds, Network Correspondent, NBC... remarkable insight into the human aspect of the war." -Library JournalThe 48 American and Asian veterans, refugees, and officials who speak in this book come from widely divergent backgrounds. In their narratives we hear them reliving crucial moments in the preparation, execution, and aftermath of war. It is a riveting, eyewitness account of the war and also reclaims from this tragic continuum larger patterns of courage and dedication.
- Paperback | 374 pages
- 152.4 x 238.76 x 27.94mm | 657.71g
- 22 Jun 1999
- Indiana University Press
- Bloomington, IN, United States
About Al Santoli
Al Santoli is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Everything We Had, which was nominated for a 1983 American Book Award. He served in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division and received three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for valor.
Table of contents
Section I: April 1975 City of Phantoms, Kassie Neou The River, David Schiacchitano The Victory Parade, Truong Nhu Tang Giai Phong (Liberation), Tran Van LuuSection II: Democrats and Revolutionaries, 1954-1963 Land of the Open Fly, Anne Miller The White House Mission, Gen. Edward Lansdale Revolution, Mrs. Le Thi Anh The nationalist Forces, Ha Thuc Ky Land Reform, Hoang Van Chi The Geneva Conference, Stephen Young The New Republic, Gen. Edward Lansdale Pacification, Rufus Phillips The Seeds of War, Nguyen Tuong Lai The Underground School, Truong Mealy The Barefoot Dancer, Gen. Edward Lansdale Invitation to a Sideshow, Penn Nouth The Scrabble Game, Gen. Edward Lansdale The Third Force, Ha Thuc Ky The Ho Chi Minh Trail, Nguyen Toung Lai The National Liberation Front, Truong Nhu Tang The Chinese Priest, Gen. Edward Lansdale The Forest of Pencils, Anne Miller The Cyclops, Rufus Phillips POW, Dan Pitzer The Short Tour, Chuck AllenSection III: War Without Glory Kennedy's Soldiers, Frank McCarthy The Gathering Storm, Ken Moorefield What is Beautiful, Gen. Lu Mong Lan Self-Deception, Edward Brady the Cherry, Rufus Phillips/Jonathan Polanksy Care Packages, Jim Noonan Leatherneck Square, Adolphus Stuart Rules of Engagement, Mark Berent Soldier of the Revolution, Nguyen Tuong Lai Project Delta, Chuck Allen Counterterror, Gen. Lu Mong Lan The Deserted Village, Adolphus Stuart The Shadow, Nguyen Tuong Lai The Release, Dan Pitzer Psychological Warfare, Truong Nhu Tang Rings of Steel, Rufus Phillips The Duck Pond, David Schiacchitano The Cease-Fire, Tran Van Luu Tactical Victory, Strategic Defeat, Col. Harry Summers Grasping Straws, Peter Braestrup The Tet Photo, Eddie Adams Player Dramatic Teams, Ron Norris Ticket-Punching, Ken Moorefield Body Count, Col. Dennison Lane Mahar