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Home to War: A History of the Vietnam Veterans' Movement
As a new generation comes of age, Home to War presents a vivid portrait of American soldiers who faced rejection by the nation in whose name they fought, and virtual abandonment by the government that sent them to risk their lives. In spite of formidable obstacles, these young Vietnam veterans joined together and committed themselves to heroic battles on the home front, fr ...more
Paperback, 688 pages
Published August 9th 2004 by Basic Books
(first published April 24th 2001)
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Oct 08, 2017 Christopher Saunders rated it it was amazing
This phenomenal work chronicles the plight of servicemen and women who returned home from Vietnam to find an indifferent public, hostile government and sensationalist media with no interest in helping them - least of all if they expressed dissenting opinions. Indeed, Nicosia focuses mainly on those who joined groups like Vietnam Veterans Against the War, channeling their rage against government deception and a pointless conflict into activism which helped mainstream the antiwar movement. Nicosia ...more
Mar 03, 2010 Brit Reed rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who has a hard time looking at soldiers
I just began reading it the other day, I have to say that previous to reading this, it was hard for me to look at soldiers and kids in their ROTC uniforms and not give them the stink-eye. I still am brashly against wars of any kind, but I'm now able to feel a bit compassionate towards them. I'm also highly interested in working with the IVAW now too.