- Paperback: 324 pages
- Publisher: Cooper Square Press; 1st edition (March 6, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0815411227
- ISBN-13: 978-0815411222
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 32 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,807,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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NAM: The Vietnam War in the Words of the Men and Women Who Fought There 1st Edition
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From Library Journal
The author based this 1981 volume on firsthand interviews with numerous unnamed military personnel who served in the war. Although LJ's reviewer found the anonymity a drawback, he said that "Baker's work does give frightening insights into the continuing long-range effects of the Vietnam experience upon those who were the most intimately involved" (LJ 3/15/81).
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These skillfully edited interviews [form] a vivid collage. (Time)
Baker's text is studded by rootless 'I's' divorced from any condition except the shared experience of war.... The most convincing and horrifying book the war has produced. (Newsweek)
Nam easily stands with the best descriptive accounts of the war―Ron Kovic's Born on the Fourth of July, Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War, and Michael Herr's Dispatches. Baker presents the story as a smoothly flowing chronological narrative, filled with descriptions, which ring brutally true, of what went on in Vietnam. (The New York Times)
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