These are tales of what it was like for young men to go from the bucolic hills of New Hampshire to a land wracked by war and violence. The result is a collection of more than fifty accounts, showing the variety of experiences and reactions to this dramatic period in American history. Some soldiers were drafted, some volunteered; some supported the war, but many turned against it. Common to all the stories is the way in which war changes men, for good and ill, and the way in which the Vietnam experience colored so much of the rest of these writers' lives.The students learned about the war and developed an appreciation fortheir seniors, most older than theirown grandparents. One even ... Thusbegana rather short eight months of collecting and editing veteran classmatesa#39; essays. It could notanbsp;...
|Author||:||Phillip C. Schaefer|
|Publisher||:||Dartmouth College Press - 2014-03-01|