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Jane Fonda's War: A Political Biography Of An Antiwar Icon

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As the recent presidential campaign revealed, the Vietnam War remains a political lightning rod. In the 1980s, even as a Gallup poll listed Fonda as one of the most admired women in the country, “Hanoi Jane” had become a reviled figure among conservatives for her highly publicized trip to North Vietnam in 1972. Today, according to a recent poll, millions of Americans conti ...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published September 15th 2005 by New Press, The
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This is an important book for anyone interested in the fields of mass communications, media, politics and government. It would make a good text for a media class. It is an analysis of how and why an anti-war activist became a symbol of betrayal as well as a scapegoat for a country that did not want to admit defeat and its own errors. Hershberger does an excellent job of documenting her work and makes copious use of documents released under the Freedom of Information Act, as well as a vast amount ...more
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Ms. Hersherger has written a brilliant political biography of one of the great women of our time, or any time. Probably only Jesus, on his good days, could come close to the compassion, wisdom, and caring that characterized Jane Fonda's life according to this well known political biographer from somewhere in Ohio. From whoring in Paris with her husband to whining with the soldiers in coffee houses, Ms. Fonda exhibited adherence to her focus untroubled by reality or in some cases, common sense. P ...more
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