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Vietnam and other American fantasies

"This book offers a wide-ranging exploration of the causes, meaning, and continuing significance of the American war in Vietnam. It is a synthesis of H. Bruce Franklin's decades of engagement with that conflict - a fusion of critical analysis, meticulous scholarship, and moral insight that reveals crucial truths about the war while exposing the many fantasies about Vietnam that permeate American culture and politics."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©2000
University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, Mass., ©2000
xii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
9781558492790, 9781558493322, 9781555716158, 1558492798, 1558493328, 1555716156
Prologue: on "differing perceptions of reality"
From realism to virtual reality: images of America's wars
Plausibility of denial
The antiwar movement we are supposed to forget
Burning illusions: the napalm campaign
1968: or, bring the war home
The Vietnam War and the culture wars; or, the perils of western civilization
Star Trek and kicking the Vietnam syndrome
The Vietnam war as American science fiction and fantasy
Missing in action in the twenty-first century