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American wars, American peace : notes from a son of the empire

Author: Philip D Beidler
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Philip D. Beidler has often drawn on his combat experience in Vietnam and his deep engagement with American popular culture. His essays tap these sources in powerful, truth-telling ways. In American Wars, American Peace, another voice emerges, distinct yet also tied to Beidler's wartime memories and his love of literature, film, and music. It is the voice of one of the "baby-boom progeny of the 'Greatest  Read more...
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Named Person: Philip D Beidler; Philip D Beidler
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip D Beidler
ISBN: 9780820329697 082032969X
OCLC Number: 132581921
Description: ix, 170 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Pax Americana --
Top gun and the tank driver --
Sons and fathers, bad wars and good wars --
An old GI looks at generation kill --
Squad leaders in the sky --
Home of the infantry --
Hajis --
What I learned in the green machine --
Swindled by Saint Jack --
The best and the brightest, only dumber --
Hopeless in Honolulu --
A note on sources.
Responsibility: Philip D. Beidler.
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A voice of one of the ""baby-boom progeny of the 'Greatest Generation' who at home and abroad became the foot soldiers"" not just in Vietnam but in the Peace Corps, the civil rights movement, the  Read more...

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"Dante, in Book II of his "De Vulgari Eloquentia", wrote that 'the proper subjects for poetry are love, virtue, and war.' These are the wellsprings of Beidler's eloquent essays: public issues of love Read more...

 
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