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Looking for a Hero: Staff Sergeant Joe Ronnie Hooper and the Vietnam War
Издательство: University of Nebraska Press
Автор(ы): Peter Maslowski, Don Winslow
Язык: English
Год издания: 2005
Количество страниц: 618
ISBN: 0-8032-3244-6
Формат: pdf (e-book)
Размер: 3,34 mb

Widely acclaimed as the Vietnam War's most highly decorated soldier, Joe Ronnie Hooper in many ways serves as a symbol for that conflict. His troubled, tempestuous life paralleled the upheavals in American society during the 1960s and 1970s, and his desperate quest to prove his manhood was uncomfortably akin to the macho image projected by three successive presidents in their "tough" policy in Southeast Asia. Looking for a Hero extracts the real Joe Hooper from the welter of lies and myths that swirl around his story; in doing so, the book uncovers not only the complicated truth about an American hero but also the story of how Hooper's war was lost in Vietnam, not at home.

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