We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
American Reckoning Audiobook

American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity

Regular Price:$27.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? Christian G. Appy now examines the relationship between the war's realities and myths and its impact on our national identity, conscience, pride, shame, popular culture, and postwar foreign policy.

Drawing on a vast variety of sources - from movies, songs, and novels to official documents, media coverage, and contemporary commentary - Appy offers an original interpretation of the war and its far-reaching consequences. Authoritative, insightful, sometimes surprising, and controversial, American Reckoning is a fascinating mix of political and cultural reporting that offers a completely fresh account of the meaning of the Vietnam War.

©2015 Christian G. Appy (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"This current book, isn't a history of the war but of its impact on America's identity, policies, and popular culture, drawing on a blend of materials from song and film to fiction and official documents." (Library Journal)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (15 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.5 (13 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.7 (13 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance


There are no reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.