Includes bibliographical references (p. 621-674) and index.
Table of Contents
Year in Vietnam -- Welcome home, baby killer?-- Will the real Vietnam vet stand up? -- The ragtag brigade -- CBS hits "the wall within" -- Atrocities: the good war versus the bad war -- The creation of posttraumatic stress disorder -- Rambo: an American hero -- Would I lie to you? -- The VA and the PTSD "epidemic" -- The Vietnam veterans' guide to tax-free living -- PTSD made easy -- "Vietnam killed him": suicide -- An army on the streets: homelessness -- The purple heart flea market -- Fudging the records -- War stories and other lies: writers go to Vietnam -- The historian and the "gay beret" -- The minority myth: Blacks in Vietnam -- Baby, you looked like the Cong: women and Vietnam -- Bogus guests at the Hanoi Hilton -- The myth of agent orange -- The VVA: Vietnam Victims of America -- America's wailing wall -- Appendix I: Medal of Honor, Vietnam -- Appendix II: Distinguished Service Cross, Vietnam -- Appendix III: Navy Cross, Vietnam -- Appendix IV: Air Force Cross, Vietnam -- Appendix V: U.S. military POWs, Vietnam (returned -- alive) -- Endnotes -- Index.