Making Vietnam History

@article{Ellis2000MakingVH,
  title={Making Vietnam History},
  author={Joseph J. Ellis},
  journal={Reviews in American History},
  year={2000},
  volume={28},
  pages={625 - 629}
}
  • J. Ellis
  • Published 1 December 2000
  • History
  • Reviews in American History
For those of us old enough to retain vivid memories of the conflict, the Vietnam War will always remain too recent and raw to qualify as history. But as the war recedes into the middle distance of American memory, and as an entire generation reaches maturity wholly bereft of any direct exposure to the carnage in Southeast Asia or the political cacophonies it generated at home, the Vietnam War has begun to spawn a historical literature worthy of the name. David Kaiser's new book is a major entry… 

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