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Failing our veterans : the G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Failing our veterans : the G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation

Author: Mark Boulton
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The original 1944 G.I. Bill holds a special place in the American imagination. In popular mythology, it stands as the capstone of the Greatest Generation narrative of World War II, a fitting reward for the nation's heroes. Given the almost universal acclaim afforded the bill, future generations of warriors might well have expected to receive similar remuneration for their sacrifice. But when soldiers of the Vietnam  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Boulton, Mark.
Failing Our Veterans : The G.I. Bill and the Vietnam Generation.
New York : NYU Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Boulton
ISBN: 9780814760420 0814760422
OCLC Number: 887973102
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: "A Chance for Learning"; 1. For the Wounded and the Worthy: Veterans' Benefits from the Early Republic to the Vietnam Era; 2. The Clash of the Texans: The Making of the 1966 Cold War G.I. Bill; 3. A Peacetime Bill for the Warrior: Shortchanging the Vietnam Vets; 4. Mr. President (Have Pity on the Fighting Man): Nixon's Right Turn for America, Wrong Result for the Veterans; 5. On the Streets and in the Schools: The Veterans Come Home; 6. Denouement: Ford's War on Inflation and Teague's Last Stand; Conclusion: "A Chance for Learning" Missed; Notes.
Responsibility: Mark Boulton.
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The original 1944 G I Bill holds a special place in the American imagination. This book takes the story of veterans' politics beyond the 1944 G I Bill as he seeks to uncover the reasons why Vietnam  Read more...


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Failing Our Veteransis a significant contribution to our understanding of Vietnam-era veterans benefits specifically and veterans policies generally. Boulton highlights how leaders, even well-meaning Read more...

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