- Unknown Binding: 312 pages
- Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition (1978)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0394412753
- ISBN-13: 978-0394412757
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,339,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Chance and Circumstance: The Draft, the War, and the Vietnam Generation Unknown Binding – 1978
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My fault with this book is that there are too many statistics. Most of the stories are told in the third person; few first-person accounts are provided. While this book might be useful to a college student doing a report on the Vietnam War, I would recommend first-person accounts.
Let's keep in mind the controversy about George W. Bush's service (or lack of it) during the Vietnam War. There were many reports of him evading his duties, but the most damning evidence was the testimony of his former superiors.
Letting the people tell their stories is always the most accurate way to go. Third-person accounts aren't as reliable.