This fine example of American manhood did not spit on us.
People like you bent over backwards to apologize to the REAL Viet-Nam vet only after it became fashionable after 10 years had gone by, sorry apology not accepted.
There's a little too much psycho-babble---some of which may be valid, e.g., theories of why it's almost always women who're doing the spitting.
The book looks at the issue from several different scholarly approaches. In particular, the analysis of how the perception of Vietnam Veterans has changed and why certain groups... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Austin Smith
I have questioned the veracity of veterans who have said they were spat upon. I was teaching at a university during the Vietnam War and I attended various teach ins and silent... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elizabeth Nall
HOW OLD WERE YOU THEN Mr. Author?? 1973 L.A.X. Sailors returning from operation END-SWEEP were spit upon and harassed by todays apologetic movers and shakers ..... Read morePublished 3 months ago by greg e allen
I'm surprised by the negative reviews. I've read dozens and dozens of book on the war. This is up there with Michael Herr etc. debunking the Rambo myth is uncomfortable.Published 11 months ago by Christopher A. Aquino
It is a most appropriate portion of the sub-title. And a subject that has long-concerned me. Jerry Lembcke compares the development of myths surrounding the Vietnam War with the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by John P. Jones III
I served in Vietnam. This book, and most especially its central thesis that the antiwar left were the most powerful allies and supporters of Vietnam Veterans is a lie. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Hapa Human
This is a review of THE SPITTING IMAGE: MYTH, MEMORY, AND THE LEGACY OF VIETNAM. Mine is the hard cover edition published in 1998 by New York University Press. Read morePublished on February 20, 2012 by John M. Lane
I of an age where I have no political ax to grind either from the far right or far left. Frankly I'm really rather tired of all of the polarizing screeching from both sides. Read morePublished on August 15, 2011 by PD
I was very upset to hear Jerry promote his book in live interviews on National Public Radio, on more than one occasion, and hear his interview used as a National Public Radio... Read morePublished on April 18, 2011 by Roger