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Mary McCarthy went to North Vietnam for two-&-a-half weeks in March to report, &, like Harrison Salisbury, to reveal & verify; she saw the manhole shelters in the sidewalk (tho no one acknowledged using them, preferring communal facilities), a remote Catholic hamlet in ruins, victims of zigzag pellets from cluster bombs; she saw everywhere determination to ...more
Hardcover, 159 pages
Published December 31st 1969 by Not Avail (first published January 1st 1968)
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Erik Graff
Dec 08, 2009 Erik Graff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: McCarthy fans, students of Vietnam
Recommended to Erik by: no one
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I had, of course, heard of Mary McCarthy in high school, she being so much part of the East Coast intelligentsia, but I hadn't read her. Still, when I found a copy of her account of visiting N. Vietnam during one of the bombing lulls, I got it, recognizing that her account would be respectable.

By 1968, much of the Establishment had become critical of the US involvements in SE Asia, LBJ was frantically trying to get peace negotiations started with the Vietnamese and, by the spring, was confrontin
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Mary McCarthy (1912–1989) was an American literary critic and author of more than two dozen books including the 1963 New York Times bestseller The Group. Born in Seattle, McCarthy studied at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and graduated in 1933. After moving to New York City, McCarthy became known for her incisive writing as a contributor to publications such as the Nation, the New ...more
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