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The Vietnam War in American Memory: Veterans, Memorials, and the Politics of Healing
by Patrick Hagopian
University of Massachusetts Press, 2011
eISBN: 978-1-61376-104-5 | Paper: 978-1-55849-902-7

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A study of American attempts to come to terms with the legacy of the Vietnam War, this book highlights the central role played by Vietnam veterans in shaping public memory of the war.

Tracing the evolution of the image of the Vietnam veteran from alienated dissenter to traumatized victim to noble warrior, Patrick Hagopian describes how efforts to commemorate the war increasingly downplayed the political divisions it spawned in favor of a more unifying emphasis on honoring veterans and promoting national "healing."

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