Backfire A History of How American Culture Led Us into Vietnam and Made Us Fight the Way We Did Download Read ✓ Loren Baritz



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  1. says:

    This book written in 1985 is virtually timeless when it comes to describing where America is socially politically intellectually and i

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    I've read many books on the Vietnam War Most were all about the who what where and how This book however is about the WHY And while many of the reasons behind this debacle in US history were known to me or suspected highly Mr Baritz puts it all out there in this book; the motivations the errors in judgement the manipulations the lie

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    Baritz leaves no subject untouched and goes as far as looking back to the Wilson and Roosevelt administration’s and FDR’s concerns about Indochina and belief that the French had failed the people of Cambodia Laos and Vietnam Subseuently th

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    A well composed and thought out anthology about the role that films play in forming the American psyche about ourselves in relation to wars

  5. says:

    Engaging and also somewhat discouraging Baritz proposes that two traits of American society led to the Vietnam debacle solipsism and relentless faith in technologySolipsism is the fallacy of treating the external

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    It's been awhile since I've read an undergraduate text this is one of those that I read uickly in college to be ready for an exam Now I took my time reading it and pondering the issues surrounding the Cold War and the Vietnam conflict As a matter of fact reading sessions were very exhausting Author is uite pessimistic in his view that America will be forever hooked on failing war due to our culture Also when discussing the militar

  7. says:

    A great overview of the Vietnam War His emphasis on American culture's influence on a social political and bureaucratic level is fascinating and horrifying It is hard to ignore parallels between the current war on terror and conduct during the Vietnam War

  8. says:

    One of the better basic Vietnam War books Baritz has a wonderfully straightforward and approachable writing style

  9. says:

    Much wisdom can be learned from this totally absorbing account of the political and military actions in a place we knew nothing about and the people in charge who wanted to know even less

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Ietnam changed American culture today from the successes and failures of the Washington bureaucracy to the destruction of the traditional military code of honor. Much wisdom can be learned from this totally absorbing account of the political and military actions in a place we knew nothing about and the people in charge who wanted to know even less

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Backfire A History of How American Culture Led Us into Vietnam and Made Us Fight the Way We Did

In a probing look at the myths of American culture that led us into the Vietnam uagmire Loren Baritz exposes our national illusions the conviction of our moral. I ve read many books on the Vietnam War Most were all about the who what where and how This book however is about the WHY And while many of the reasons behind this debacle in US history were known to me or suspected highly Mr Baritz puts it all out there in this book the motivations the errors in judgement the manipulations the lies and deceit the ineptitude of our leaders civilian and military etc It s just the whole sad story that cost so many lives And for what So politicians could get re elected So bureaucrats could continue their cush gigs while feeding from the public trough So military men could give themselves medals and advance their careers I have no respect for the entire lot of themThe ones involved in that cluster screw who I have respect and empathy for are the US servicemen and women who were out there every day getting the asses shot at The grunts slogging through the mud and mines to achieve some cockamamie goal dreamed up by suits sitting in air conditioned offices 10000 mile awayI have respect and empathy for the innocent Vietnamese Laotians and Cambodians who suffered so much during this era They lost so much to gain so littleI have respect for North Vietnamese people and leaders They outlasted the US They bided their time They suffered They lost much They wonIf you have any interest in this era you should read this book It was written in 1985 but could be used as a blueprint of what NOT TO DO in our current era when it comes to limited wars and wasting of human life for causes that cannot even remotely be classified as noble

Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ Loren Baritz

Supremacy our assumption that Americans are idealistic than other people and our faith in a technology that supposedly makes us invincible He also reveals how V. A well composed and thought out anthology about the role that films play in forming the American psyche about ourselves in relation to wars