Publisher description for Voices of the Vietnam POWs : witnesses to their fight / Craig Howes.
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In the first book to explore the entire range of memoirs, biographies, and group histories published since America's Vietnam POWs returned home, Craig Howes describes how these captives drew upon their national heritage to compose a collective history while still in prison, and how individual
POWs have responded to this Official Story. Examining what racial, cultural, and political assumptions support this shared Official Story, Howes places the POWs' experiences squarely in the center of American history, and within those larger clashes of opinion and belief which characterized the
nation's response to the Vietnam War. The result is an engrossing study of what these captivity narratives can tell us about the POWs, their jailor, and America's Vietnam legacy.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Prisoners and prisons, North Vietnamese.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- Vietnam -- Biography.