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The Resource Steinbeck in Vietnam : dispatches from the war, [John Steinbeck] ; edited by Thomas E. Barden

Steinbeck in Vietnam : dispatches from the war, [John Steinbeck] ; edited by Thomas E. Barden

Label
Steinbeck in Vietnam : dispatches from the war
Title
Steinbeck in Vietnam
Title remainder
dispatches from the war
Statement of responsibility
[John Steinbeck] ; edited by Thomas E. Barden
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Steinbeck in Vietnam offers for the first time a complete collection of the dispatches Steinbeck wrote as a war correspondent for Newsday. Rejected by the military because of his reputation as a subversive, and reticent to document the war officially for the Johnson administration, Steinbeck saw in Newsday a unique opportunity to put his skills to use. Between December 1966 and May 1967, the sixty-four-year-old toured the major combat areas of South Vietnam and traveled to the north of Thailand and into Laos, documenting his experiences in a series of columns titled Letters to Alicia, in reference to Newsday publisher Harry F. Guggenheim's deceased wife. His columns were controversial, coming at a time when opposition to the conflict was growing and even ardent supporters were beginning to question its course. As he dared to go into the field, rode in helicopter gunships, and even fired artillery pieces, many detractors called him a warmonger and worse. Readers today might be surprised that the celebrated author would risk his literary reputation to document such a divisive war, particularly at the end of his career. -- Jacket
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DLC
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1902-1968
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Steinbeck, John
Dewey number
959.704/3373
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3537.T3234
LC item number
A6 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Barden, Thomas E
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  • Steinbeck, John
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Label
Steinbeck in Vietnam : dispatches from the war, [John Steinbeck] ; edited by Thomas E. Barden
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn739913957
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 190 p.
Isbn
9780813932576
Lccn
2011026049
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)739913957
Label
Steinbeck in Vietnam : dispatches from the war, [John Steinbeck] ; edited by Thomas E. Barden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn739913957
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 190 p.
Isbn
9780813932576
Lccn
2011026049
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)739913957

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