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Dissenting POWs : from Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison to America today / Tom Wilber and Jerry Lembcke.

Author/Creator:
Wilber, Tom, 1955- author.
Publication:
New York : Monthly Review Press, 2021.
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181 pages ; 23 cm
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Other Title:
Dissenting Prisoners of War : from Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison to America today
Subjects:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Prisoners and prisons.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Ex-prisoners of war -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States.
Hỏa Lò Prison (Hanoi, Vietnam).
Ex-prisoners of war.
Prisoners of war.
Protest movements.
United States.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Looking into the underlying factional divide between pro-war "hardliners" and anti-war "dissidents" among the POWs, authors Wilber and Lembcke delve into the postwar American culture that created the myths of the Hero-POW and the dissidents blamed for the loss of the war. What they found was that it was the class backgrounds of the captives and their pre-captive experience that drew the lines. After the war, the hardcore hero-holdouts, like John McCain, moved on to careers in politics and business, while the dissidents faded from view as the antiwar movement, that might otherwise have championed them, disbanded"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Forgotten Voices from Hoa Lo Prison: Dissent in the Hero-Prisoner Story
Profiles of Dissent: Senior Officers
Profiles of Dissent: "The Peace Committee" of Enlisted POWs
The Manchurian Candidate Stalks the Homeland: Hollywood Scripts the POW Narrative
Damaged, Duped, and Left Behind: Displacing POW Dissent
A Captive Nation: POWs as Grist for the American Myth
The Heritage of Conscience: From the American War in Vietnam to America Today.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Lembcke, Jerry, 1943- author.
ISBN:
9781583679081
1583679081
9781583679098
158367909X
9781583679104
9781583679111
OCLC:
1201653067