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Dartmouth Veterans
Vietnam Perspectives
Phillip C. Schaefer, ed.

2014 • 400 pp. 63 illus. 6 x 9 1/4"
Vietnam War / Military Veterans / Military Biography

$29.95 Paperback, 978-1-61168-549-7
$28.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-550-3

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“These essays offer a remarkable look into almost the full range of Vietnam-era military experience—from harrowing danger and selfless heroism to desk-bound tedium, from pride in serving to disillusionment with the mission and the way it was conducted. It enriches the entire Dartmouth community to have these stories told.”—Morton Kondracke

A collection of essays by Dartmouth alumni recalling their Vietnam War–era experiences

These are tales of what it was like for young men to go from the bucolic hills of New Hampshire to a land wracked by war and violence. The result is a collection of more than fifty accounts, showing the variety of experiences and reactions to this dramatic period in American history. Some soldiers were drafted, some volunteered; some supported the war, but many turned against it. Common to all the stories is the way in which war changes men, for good and ill, and the way in which the Vietnam experience colored so much of the rest of these writers’ lives.

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Reviews / Endorsements:

“This is a haunting and welcome collection. It shows readers the combat experience of a generation of Dartmouth veterans — part of a long, unbroken line extending from the Revolution to the current day.”—Nathaniel Fick, ’99

“This is a valuable chronicle of a decade of service by Dartmouth students and graduates. In sum, 157 members of the class of 1964 served: 55 contributed essays, 35 served in Vietnam, and 2 died in service. A final essay by a class of 2015 veteran who served in Iraq provides a link to Dartmouth's sustained support for the military. . . . Recommended.” —Choice

“Hager hopes that his and the veteran essayists’ memories come through vividly enough in the book to put the nation’s current wars in perspective.”—Valley News

PHILLIP C. SCHAEFER is the Dartmouth ’64 class secretary.

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