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Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1975 (Library of America)


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Now in paperback comes a unique collection that captures a dramatic and controversial war and the brilliant generation of American journalists who reported it. Includes a new Introduction by Ward Just.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Ward Just - Foreword by Milton J. Bates



Time: Death at Intermission Time

First U.S. Advisers Killed in South Vietnam: July 1959

Malcolm W. Browne: Paddy War

Guerrilla War in the Mekong Delta: December 1961

Homer Bigart: A "Very Real War' in Vietnam—and the Deep U.S. Commitment

Increasing American Involvement: February 1962

Bernard B. Fall: Master of the Red Jab

Interview with Ho Chi Minh: July 1962

Malcolm W. Browne: "He Was Sitting in the Center of a Column of Flame"

Suicide in Saigon: June 1963

Stanley Karnow: The Fall of the House of Ngo Dinh

Overthrow of Diem: November 1963

David Halberstam: "They Can Win a War If Someone Shows Them How"

Profile of John Paul Vann: 1962-1964

U.S. News and World Report: "We Are Losing, Morale Is Bad... If They'd Give Us Good Planes..."

A Pilot's Letters Home: November 1963-March 1964

Meg Greenfield: After the Washington Teach-In

Controversy Over the War Intensifies: May 1965

Don Moser: Eight Dedicated Men Marked for Death

Struggle for Loc Dien: Summer 1965

Bernard B. Fall: Vietnam Blitz: A Report on the Impersonal War

American Buildup: September 1965

Specialist 4/C Jack P. Smith: Death in the Ia Drang Valley

"Men All Around Me Were Screaming": November 1965

Henry F. Graff: Teach-In on Vietnam By...The President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of State

The Administration Defends Its Policies: February 1966

Ward S. Just: Reconnaissance

Combat in the Central Highlands: June 1966

Neil Sheehan: Not a Dove, But No Longer a Hawk

Veteran Reporter Reassesses the War: October 1966

Bernard B. Fall: "Unrepentant, Unyielding": An Interview with Viet Cong Prisoners

U.S. Offensive in the Iron Triangle: January 1967

Jonathan Randal: U.S. Marines Seize 3d Hill in Vietnam After 12-Day Push

Khe Sanh Hill Fights: May 1967

Jonathan Schell: from The Military Half: An Account of the Destruction in Quang Ngai and Quang Tin

Southern I Corps: August 1967

Michael J. Arlen: A Day in the Life

A TV Crew at Con Thien: September 1967

Norman Mailer: from The Armies of the Night

The March on the Pentagon: Otober 1967

Peter Arnett: Hill 875

Battle of Dak To: November 1967

Tom Wolfe: The Truest Sport: Jousting with Sam and Charlie

Air War Over North Vietnam: December 1967

Don Oberdorfer: from Tet!

The Viet Cong in Hue: January-February 1968

Michael Herr: from Dispatches: "Hell Sucks"

Hue: February 1968

John T. Wheeler: Life in the V Ring

Khe Sanh Under Siege: February 1968

Mary McCarthy: Hanoi—March 1968

An American in North Vietnam: March-April 1968

Thomas A. Johnson: The U.S. Negro in Vietnam

Black Servicemen and the War: 1968

Kevin Buckley: A Small Contribution

Firefight Near Loc Ninh: October 1968

Zalin Grant: "We Lived for a Time Like Dogs"

American POWs in a Jungle Camp: July 1968-January 1969

Jeffrey Blankfort: Our Town: The War Comes Home to Beallsville, Ohio

A Small Town Mourns Its Dead: Spring 1969

Wallace Terry: Black Power in Viet Nam

Racial Tensions in the Military: September 1969

Peter R. Kann: A Long, Leisurely Drive Through Mekong Delta Tells Much of the War

Pacification and Vietnamization: November 1969

Seymour M. Hersh: The My Lai Massacre

An Atrocity Is Uncovered: Noember 1969

T.D. Allman: Massacre at Takeo

Cambodia: April 1970

James A. Michener: from Kent State: What Happened and Why

Kent, Ohio: May 1970

Stewart Alsop: The American Class System

Fairness and the Draft

John Saar: You Can't Just Hand Out Orders

An Army of Reluctant Draftees: October 1970

Doris Kearns: from Who Was Lyndon Baines Johnson?

LBJ Remembers Vietnam: 1970

John E. Woodruff: The Meo of Laos

The Hmong: February 1971

Gloria Emerson: Copters Return from Laos with the Dead

"A small despairing scene": February 1971

Gloria Emerson: Spirit of Saigon's Army Shaken in Laos

"They all became dust": March 1971

Karl Fleming: The Homecoming of Chris Mead

A Veteran Returns: March 1971

Donald Kirk: Who Wants To Be the Last American Killed in Vietnam?

Troop Withdrawals and Morale: August 1971

Tom Buckley: Portrait of an Aging Despot

A Visit with General Loan: 1971

Robert Shaplen: We Have Always Survived

Life in Saigon: Spring 1972

John Saar: Report from the Inferno

The North Vietnamese Offensive: April 1972

Peter Braestrup: The South Vietnamese Army

Commanders and Soldiers: July 1972

Joseph Kraft: Letter from Hanoi

"We have been fighting eleven centuries": July 1972

Hunter S. Thompson: from Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

Protests at the Republican Convention, Miami: August 1972

Fox Butterfield: Who Was This Enemy?

Writings by North Vietnamese Soldiers: 1973

Arnold R. Isaacs: War Lingers in Hamlets as Cease-Fire Hour Passes

After the Cease-Fire: January 1973

John S. McCain III: How the POWs Fought Back

A Navy Pilot in North Vietnam: October 1967-March 1973

Sydney H. Schanberg: Bomb Error Leaves Havoc in Neak Luong

War in Cambodia: August 1973

Donald Kirk: "I watched them saw him 3 days"

A Khmer Rouge Execution: July 1974

Paul Vogle: A Flight Into Hell

The Fall of Danang: March 1975

Le Kim Dinh: For Those Who Flee, Life Is "Hell on Earth"

Refugees at Cam Ranh Bay: April 1975

Sydney H. Schanberg: The Fall of Phnom Penh

Cambodia: April-May 1975

Philip Caputo: "Running Again—the Last Retreat"

Refugees on "the street without joy": April 1975

Keyes Beech: We Clawed for Our Lives!

A Reporter Flees Saigon: April 1975

Bob Tamarkin: Diary of S. Viet's Last Hours

The Evacuation Ends: April 1975

Malcolm W. Browne: Tenderness, Hatred and Grief Mark Saigon's Last Days

"Vietnam's black fate": May 1975


Chronology, 1940-1995

Biographical Notes

Note on the Texts


Glossary of Military Terms


Product Details

Library of America
Library of America
Library, Of America
Compiled by:
Bates, Milton J.
Compiled by:
Lichty, Lawrence
Compiled by:
Miles, Paul
Bates, Milton J.
Lichty, Lawrence
Miles, Paul
Spector, Ronald H.
Young, Marilyn
Lichty, Lawrence
Bates, Milton J.
Miles, Paul
New York :
Military - Vietnam War
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Journalism -- United States -- History.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Press coverage
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Library of America (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 11
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
8.38 x 5.3 x 1.43 in 1.5 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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