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How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? Christian G. Appy now examines the relationship between the war’s realities and myths and its impact on our national identity, conscience, pride, shame, popular culture, and postwar foreign policy.

Drawing on a vast variety of sources—from movies, songs, and novels to official documents, media coverage, and contemporary commentary—Appy offers an original interpretation of the war and its far-reaching consequences. Authoritative, insightful, sometimes surprising, and controversial, American Reckoning is a fascinating mix of political and cultural reporting that offers a completely fresh account of the meaning of the Vietnam War.

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  • A Carnegie Medal for Literature Longlist Selection
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About the Author

Christian G. Appy is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the author of Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides and Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam. Patriots was a main selection of BOMC and won the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction. Christian lives in Amherst.