Steinbeck in Vietnam : dispatches from the war
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Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2012.
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9780813932576, 0813932572
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xxiii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Published
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2012.
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English
ISBN
9780813932576, 0813932572

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-181) and index.
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Steinbeck in Vietnam offers for the first time a complete collection of the dispatches Steinbeck wrote as a war correspondent for Newsday. Rejected by the military because of his reputation as a subversive, and reticent to document the war officially for the Johnson administration, Steinbeck saw in Newsday a unique opportunity to put his skills to use. Between December 1966 and May 1967, the sixty-four-year-old toured the major combat areas of South Vietnam and traveled to the north of Thailand and into Laos, documenting his experiences in a series of columns titled Letters to Alicia, in reference to Newsday publisher Harry F. Guggenheim's deceased wife. His columns were controversial, coming at a time when opposition to the conflict was growing and even ardent supporters were beginning to question its course. As he dared to go into the field, rode in helicopter gunships, and even fired artillery pieces, many detractors called him a warmonger and worse. Readers today might be surprised that the celebrated author would risk his literary reputation to document such a divisive war, particularly at the end of his career. -- Jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Steinbeck, J., & Barden, T. E. (2012). Steinbeck in Vietnam: dispatches from the war . University of Virginia Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 and Thomas E. Barden. 2012. Steinbeck in Vietnam: Dispatches From the War. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 and Thomas E. Barden. Steinbeck in Vietnam: Dispatches From the War Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Steinbeck, John, and Thomas E Barden. Steinbeck in Vietnam: Dispatches From the War University of Virginia Press, 2012.

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