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Soldiers in Revolt: GI Resistance During the Vietnam War

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The definitive account of GI resistance to the Vietnam War. New introduction by Howard Zinn.
Paperback, 364 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Haymarket Books
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Bruce
Jul 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
History never repeats itself exactly. Situations change, some lessons are learned, others not. Such it the impression I get from reading this 2005 edition of a book first published in 1975. The addition of a postscript and a new introduction serve to reinforce the findings of this study on GI Resistance During the Vietnam War. Though a Vietnam vet myself, I must confess that I was not aware of all that was going on within the military nor all that was occurring in civilian society. Perhaps it wa ...more
Mary
Jan 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This was a great and uplifting story about thinking warriors that dared to stand up for what is right by standing down. Whole companies refused orders. Pilots refused to fly bombing runs, even the intelligence people refused to pass intelligence except to warn US troops.

One sailor even disabled an entire aircraft carrier so it couldn't put to sea for two months. These men and women saved more lives and had more to do with ending of the Vietnam war than any other factor combined... and the story
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Jim Mallon
Jun 02, 2015 rated it liked it
A good book for the topic (US soldiers protesting the war from within), but it is more an academic analysis of facts and statistics than a non-fiction narrative. A bit dry for me when compared with "Best & Brightest, " Dispatches," "Things They Carried" etc... That said, rest assured a vast tally of Vietnam servicemen were firmly against the War and actively worked to change the tide of history. ...more
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Jul 01, 2009 marked it as wishlist
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Bloblo
Jul 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Mostly whitewashed from history, is the GI resistance to the Vietnam war. And it was not only draftees that resisted. In fact more resistance actually came from non-draftees.
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