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Backfire: A History of How American Culture Led Us into Vietnam and Made Us Fight the Way We Did

Baritz, Loren

Verlag: William Morrow & Co, US, 1985
ISBN 10: 068804185X / ISBN 13: 9780688041854
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Titel: Backfire: A History of How American Culture ...

Verlag: William Morrow & Co, US

Erscheinungsdatum: 1985

Einband: Hardcover

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In a probing look at the myths of American culture that led us into the Vietnam quagmire, Loren Baritz exposes our national illusions: the conviction of our moral supremacy, our assumption that Americans are more idealistic than other people, and our faith in a technology that supposedly makes us invincible. He also reveals how Vietnam changed American culture today, from the successes and failures of the Washington bureaucracy to the destruction of the traditional military code of honor.

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Loren Baritz has served as chairman of the Department of History at the University of Rochester, provost and acting chancellor at the State University of New York, and provost at the University of Massachusetts. He is the author of The Servants of Power, City on a Hill, and The Culture of the Twenties.

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