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They Marched Into Sunlight by David Maraniss
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Oct 29, 09

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David Maraniss explores simultaneous events that occurred during October, 1967, one in Vietnam, where a horrendous ambush of an American battalion by the Viet Cong scars the survivors forever, and the other of demonstrations at the University of Wisconsin against the Dow Chemical Company. He interviewed over 100 people from Vietnam veterans to former students and went to Vietnam to cover the VC angle. An impressive work. One horrible weekend in the scope of America's longest war, (or is it? How long have we been in Afghanistan?) Interesting class questions arise from the spectacle of the working class in Vietnam and the middle class in college in Madison.
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