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∉ New ᠐ Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History 2018 ↰ ePUB Author Wallace Terry ∘

∉ New ᠐ Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History 2018 ↰ ePUB Author Wallace Terry ∘ ∉ New ᠐ Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History 2018 ↰ ePUB Author Wallace Terry ∘ Superb a portrait not just of warfare and warriors but of beleaguered patriotism and pride The violence recalled in Bloods is chilling On most of its pages hope prevails Some of these men have witnessed the very worst that people can inflict on one another Their experience finally transcends race their dramatic monologues bear witness to humanity Time Wallace Terrys oral history captures the very essence of war, at both its best and worst He has done a great service for all Americans with Bloods Future historians will find his case studies extremely useful, and they will be hard pressed to ignore the role of blacks, as too often has been the case in past wars The Washington Post Book World Terry set out to write an oral history of American blacks who fought for their country in Vietnam, but he did better than that He wrote a compelling portrait of Americans in combat, and used his words so that the readerblack or whiteknows the soldiers as men and Americans, their race overshadowed by the larger humanity Terry conveys This is not light reading, but it is literature with the ring of truth that shows the reader worlds through the eyes of others You cant ask much from a book than that.Associated Press Bloods is a major contribution to the literature of this war For the first time a book has detailed the inequities blacks faced at home and on the battlefield Their war stories involve not only Vietnam, but Harlem, Watts, Washington D.C and small town America Atlanta Journal Constitution I wish Bloods were longer, and I hope it makes the start of a comprehensive oral and analytic history of blacks in Vietnam They see their experiences as Americans, and as blacks who live in, but are sometimes at odds with, America The results are sometimes stirring, sometimes appalling, but this three tiered perspective heightens and shadows every tale The Village Voice Terry was in Vietnam from 1967 through 1969 In this book he has backtracked, Studs Terkellike, and found twenty black veterans of the Vietnam War and let them spill their guts And they do oh, how they do The language is raw, naked, a brick through a window on a still night At the height of tension a sweet story, a soft story, drops into view The veterans talk about fighting two wars Vietnam and racism They talk about fighting alongside the Ku Klux Klan The Boston Globe The good, bad and the ugly of that war in one finely edited work Terry uses oral histories to provide the most comprehensive vision of those who foughtand returnedthat has yet been produced Almost any glowing adjectiveor group of adjectives, for that mattercan be used to describe Bloods Detroit Free Press This is an invaluable addition to the expanding legion of histories about the Vietnam War A graphically illuminating but disquieting collection of twenty personal accounts reflecting the black military experience in Vietnam Through their recollections of the war, we see Americas internal racial strife set against a major conflict Chicago Sun Times The soldiers descriptions of the wars ugliness and that of Americans fighting and dying were so dramatically explicit a reader could visualize himself shivering in the monsoon rain, stalking through muddy swamps, and witnessing comrades cut the ears off dead Vietcong rebels to wear on their dog chains Bloods is an attention keeper It lets the reader relive the emotions and the turmoil of these men during the war and upon returning home Bloods recovers once lost pages of the Vietnam War that should never be forgotten again Nashville Banner Although Bloods are what black soldiers called themselves in Vietnam, the title also suggests the racism, vileness and bloodletting they experienced in Americas most unpopular war But than just a black view of the Vietnam conflict, the book is an absolute condemnation of war If your eyes dont mist during one of the chapters, your tear ducts dont work Los Angeles TimesAs a senior in high school I took a class on the History of the Vietnam War BLOODS was not required reading for the class nor do I remember the teacher talking specifically about Black Veterans, but since I enjoyed the class I wanted to read some firsthand accounts of what the soldiers went through I noticed BLOODS in the Vietnam section of the bookstore and on a whim I started reading it in the store and was really into it, so I bought it BLOODS is the oral history of twenty black veterans of the Vietnam War, and the author is also a veteran The stories in it are gripping and you can sense what a horrible experience war is, particularly for these minority soldiers who are fighting for an America that hasn t always been fair to them This book gave me a perspective that I was glad to get.As a result of Steven Spielberg s Saving Private Ryan, there has been a renewed interest in stories of our war veterans BLOODS provides the kinds of insights into war and the military that only those who ve experienced its horrors can convey The additional and key component of race adds another dimension to this remarkable tale. 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    • Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History
    • 3.4
    • 279
    • Paperback
    • 328 pages
    • Wallace Terry
    • English
    • 15 March 2016

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