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Stolen valor : how the Vietnam generation was robbed of its heroes and its history

Author: B G Burkett; Glenna Whitley
Publisher: Dallas : Verity Press, [1998] ©1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"B.G. Burkett, in over ten years of research in the National Archives, filing hundreds of requests for military documents under the Freedom of Information Act, uncovered a massive distortion of history ... [revealing] killers who have fooled the most astute prosecutors and gotten away with murder, phony heroes who have become the object of award-winning documentaries on national network television, and liars and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ondrej Seberíni
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B G Burkett; Glenna Whitley
ISBN: 1565302842 9781565302846 096670360X 9780966703603
OCLC Number: 39458833
Description: xxv, 692 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A year in Vietnam --
Welcome home, baby killer--
Will the real Vietnam vet stand up? --
The ragtag brigade --
CBS hits "The wall within" --
Atrocities: the good war versus the bad war --
The creation of posttraumatic stress disorder --
Rambo: an American hero --
Would I lie to you? --
The VA and the PTSD "epidemic" --
The Vietnam veterans' guide to tax-free living --
PTSD made easy --
"Vietnam killed him": suicide --
An army on the streets: homelessness --
The Purple Heart flea market --
Fudging the records --
War stories and other lies: writers go to Vietnam --
The historian and the "gay beret" --
The minority myth: Blacks in Vietnam --
Baby, you looked like the Cong: women and Vietnam --
Bogus guests at the Hanoi Hilton --
The myth of agent orange --
The VVA: Vietnam Victims of America --
America's wailing wall.
Responsibility: B.G. Burkett and Glenna Whitley.

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"B.G. Burkett, in over ten years of research in the National Archives, filing hundreds of requests for military documents under the Freedom of Information Act, uncovered a massive distortion of history ... [revealing] killers who have fooled the most astute prosecutors and gotten away with murder, phony heroes who have become the object of award-winning documentaries on national network television, and liars and fabricators who have flooded major publishing houses with false tales of heroism which have become best-selling biographies."--Jacket flap.

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