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Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War

  • Date: 04/06/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Buena Vista Branch Library
    300 N. Buena Vista St.
    Burbank, California 91506
  • Introduction: Author James Wright will discuss his newest book, "Enduring Vietnam."

Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War

 Thursday, April 6, 2017 -Enduring%20Vietnam%20jacket

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Buena Vista Branch Library

300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91505

Enduring Vietnam recounts the experiences of the young Americans who fought in Vietnam and of families who grieved those who did not return. By 1969 nearly half of the junior enlisted men who died in Vietnam were draftees. And their median age was 21―among the non-draftees it was only 20. The book describes the “baby boomers” growing up in the 1950s, why they went into the military, what they thought of the war, and what it was like to serve in “Nam.” And to come home. With a rich narrative of the Battle for “Hamburger Hill,” and through substantial interviews with those who served, the book depicts the cruelty of this war, and its quiet acts of courage.

James Wright's Enduring Vietnam provides an important dimension to the profile of an American generation―and a rich account of an American War.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Click here for more information or call 818-238-5620

 

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