The Spitting Image

The Spitting Image

Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam

Book - 1998
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"One of the most resilient images of the Vietnam era is that of the anti-war protester - often a woman - spitting on the uniformed veteran just off the plane. The lingering potency of this icon was evident during the Gulf War, when war supporters invoked it to discredit their opposition." "In this startling book, Jerry Lembcke demonstrates that not a single incident of this sort has been convincingly documented. Rather, the anti-war Left saw in veterans a natural ally, and the relationship between anti-war forces and most veterans was defined by mutual support." "While veterans were sometimes made to feel uncomfortable about their service, this sense of unease was, Lembcke argues, more often rooted in the political practices of the Right."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1998
ISBN: 9780814751466
0814751466
Branch Call Number: 959.7043 L549s 1998
Characteristics: xi, 217 pages ; 24 cm

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Thought-provoking study of the way that the media- and the government- affects our perception of the Vietnam War(and others), and of the soldiers that fight them.

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multcolib_susannel Aug 11, 2015

Thought-provoking study of the way that the media- and the government- affects our perception of the Vietnam War(and other wars since then), and of the soldiers that fight them.


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Thought-provoking study of the way that the media- and the government- affects our perception of the Vietnam War(and other wars since then), and of the soldiers that fight them.

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