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The Resource When America turned : reckoning with 1968, David Wyatt

When America turned : reckoning with 1968, David Wyatt

Label
When America turned : reckoning with 1968
Title
When America turned
Title remainder
reckoning with 1968
Statement of responsibility
David Wyatt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Much has been written about the seismic shifts in American culture and politics during the 1960s. Yet for all the analysis of that turbulent era, its legacy remains unclear. In this elegantly written book, David Wyatt offers a fresh perspective on the decade by focusing on the pivotal year of 1968. He takes as his point of departure the testimony delivered by returning veteran John Kerry before the Senate Armed Services Committee in 1971, as he imagined a time in the future when the word "Vietnam" would mean "the place where America finally turned." But turning from what, to what--and for better or for worse? Wyatt explores these questions as he retraces the decisive moments of 1968--the Tet Offensive, the McCarthy campaign, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, the student revolt at Columbia, the "police riot" at the Democratic Convention in Chicago, Lyndon Johnson's capitulation, and Richard Nixon's ascendancy to power. Seeking to recover the emotions surrounding these events as well as analyze their significance, Wyatt draws on the insights of what Michael Herr has called "straight" and "secret" histories. The first category consists of work by professional historians, traditional journalists, public figures, and political operatives, while the second includes the writings of novelists, poets, New Journalists, and memoirists. The aim of this parallel approach is to uncover two kinds of truth: a "scholarly truth" grounded in the documented past and an "imaginative truth" that occupies the more ambiguous realm of meaning. Only by reckoning with both, Wyatt believes, can Americans come to understand the true legacy of the 1960s."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wyatt, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Label
When America turned : reckoning with 1968, David Wyatt
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the turning -- Tet -- The movement and McCarthy -- McNamara, bombing, and the tuesday lunch -- Thirty days in March -- Fourteenth Street -- RFK -- The ditch -- Columbia -- Nixon and occupatio -- Chicago -- Kissinger and the Dragon Lady -- Swift boat -- Afterword: in Vietnam
Control code
ocn876736269
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762905
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n175t
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876736269
Label
When America turned : reckoning with 1968, David Wyatt
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the turning -- Tet -- The movement and McCarthy -- McNamara, bombing, and the tuesday lunch -- Thirty days in March -- Fourteenth Street -- RFK -- The ditch -- Columbia -- Nixon and occupatio -- Chicago -- Kissinger and the Dragon Lady -- Swift boat -- Afterword: in Vietnam
Control code
ocn876736269
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762905
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n175t
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876736269

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