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Dear Dr. Spock : letters about the Vietnam War to America's favorite baby doctor

Author: Michael S Foley
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At the height of the Vietnam War, thousands of Americans wrote moving letters to Dr. Benjamin Spock, America's pediatrician and a high-profile opponent of the war. Personal and heartfelt, thoughtful and volatile, these missives from Middle America provide an unprecedented glimpse into the conflicts that took place over the dinner table as people wrestled with this divisive war and with their consciences."
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Benjamin Spock; Benjamin Spock; Andrzej Alexiewicz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Foley
ISBN: 9780814727430 0814727433
OCLC Number: 60453920
Description: xi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Gunfire in the distance, 1965 --
Into the Quagmire, 1966 --
Polarization, January --
October, 1967 --
The antiwar challenge and its discontents, October 1967 --
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February 1968 --
Shock waves : the aftermath of Tet and the ordeal at Home, February --
May, 1968 --
The war on trial, May --
September, 1968 --
Toward Nixon's war, September 1968 --
December, 1969 --
The end of the tunnel, 1970-1972.
Responsibility: edited by Michael S. Foley.
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"These letters - with Michael S. Foley's astute and informed commentary - make clear why and how so many Americans trusted Benjamin Spock. The body politic sorely needs a Doctor Spock today." - James Read more...

 
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