Books by Christian G. Appy

AMERICAN RECKONING by Christian G. Appy
HISTORY
Released: Feb. 9, 2015

"For generations who know the Vietnam War largely through movies and fiction, this well-informed and impassioned book is an antidote to forgetting and an appeal to reassess America's place in the world."
Analyzing public, political and cultural responses to the Vietnam War, Appy (History/Univ. of Massachusetts; Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides, 2003, etc.) argues that the protracted conflict "shattered the central tenet of American national identity—the broad faith that the United States is a unique force for good in the world."Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: June 1, 2003

"An excellent addition to the literature of the Vietnam War, instructive and moving—but also likely to reopen old wounds."
They wore many uniforms but shared the same hell: a wide-ranging collection of oral histories, à la Studs Terkel, drawn from veterans of the Vietnam War. Read full book review >