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Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959 - 1975 - Reporting Vietnam: Paperback Edition


Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959 - 1975

Reporting Vietnam: Paperback Edition

 
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This volume collects newspaper and magazine articles and excerpts from books dealing with events connected with the Vietnam War in the period between July 1959 and May 1975 and written between 1959 and 1976. Excerpts from books have been taken from first editions; in some cases, these excerpts include material that had earlier appeared in magazines in different form. Newspaper and magazine articles have been taken from their original printings. Original wire copy for the three wire service articles included in this volume is not known to be extant; these articles have been taken from the most complete versions available. The following is a list of the sources of the texts included in this volume, listed alphabetically by author (or, for anonymous items, by title of periodical). For untitled selections, a title is supplied and is enclosed in quotation marks. The texts listed here are reprinted without omission or alteration other than the silent correction of typographical errors.

  • T. D. Allman. Yesterday's Prisoners Lie Dead in Bloody Cambodian Schoolyard: The Washington Post, April 18, 1970; The Aftermath of a Massacre: Newsmen Rescue 7: The Washington Post, April 20, 1970. Copyright © 1970 The Washington Post.
  • Stewart Alsop. The American Class System: Newsweek, June 29, 1970. Copyright © 1970 by Newsweek, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission.
  • Michael J. Arlen. A Day in the Life: The New Yorker, September 30, 1967. Copyright © 1967 by Michael J. Arlen. Reprinted by permission of Donadio & Ashworth, Inc.
  • Peter Arnett. Hill 875: Associated Press wire copy, November 22, 1967. Reprinted by permission of Associated Press.
  • Keyes Beech. We Clawed for Our Lives!: Chicago Daily News, May 1, 1975. Copyright © 1975 by The Chicago Sun-Times. Reprinted by permission.
  • Homer Bigart. A "Very Real War" in Vietnam--and the Deep U.S. Commitment: The New York Times, February 25, 1962. Copyright © 1962 by The New York Times Company. Reprinted by permission.
  • Jeffrey Blankfort. Our Town: The War Comes to Beallsville, Ohio: Ramparts, July 1969. Reprinted by permission of Jeffrey Blankfort.
  • Peter Braestrup. Quangtri: Anything But Easy: The Washington Post, July 9, 1972; Viet Soldier Serves Officer, Not Nation: The Washington Post, July 10, 1972. Copyright © 1972 The Washington Post. Reprinted by permission.
  • Malcolm W. Browne. Paddy War: Browne, The New Face of War (New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1965), pp. 1-8; "He Was Sitting in the Center of a Column of Flame": The New Face of War, pp. 175-81. Reprinted with permission of Simon & Schuster. Copyright © 1965, 1968 by Malcolm W. Browne. Tenderness, Hatred and Grief Mark Saigon's Last Days: The New York Times, May 6, 1975. Copyright © 1975 by The New York Times Company. Reprinted by permission.
  • Kevin Buckley. A Small Contribution: Newsweek, October 14, 1968. Copyright © 1968, Newsweek, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission.
  • Tom Buckley. Portrait of an Aging Despot: Harper's, April 1972. Copyright © 1972 by Tom Buckley. Reprinted by permission.
  • Fox Butterfield. Who Was This Enemy?: The New York Times Magazine, February 4, 1973. Copyright © 1973 by The New York Times Company. Reprinted by permission.
  • Philip Caputo. Running Again--the Last Retreat: Chicago Tribune, April 28, 1975. © Copyright Chicago Tribune Company. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
  • Le Kim Dinh. For Those Who Flee, Life Is "Hell on Earth": The New York Times, April 2, 1975. Copyright © 1975 by The New York Times Company. Reprinted by permission.
  • Gloria Emerson. Copters Return from Laos with the Dead: The New York Times, March 3, 1971; Spirit of Saigon's Army Shaken in Laos: The New York Times, March 28, 1971. Copyright © 1971 by The New York Times Company. Reprinted by permission.
  • Bernard B. Fall. Master of the Red Jab: The Saturday Evening Post, November 24, 1962. Reprinted with permission from The Saturday Evening Post. Vietnam Blitz: A Report on the Impersonal War: The New Republic, October 9, 1965; "Unrepentant, Unyielding": An Interview with Viet Cong Prisoners: The New Republic, February 4, 1967. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 1965, 1967, Dorothy Fall.
  • Karl Fleming. The Homecoming of Chris Mead: Newsweek, March 29, 1971. Copyright © 1971 by Newsweek, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission.
  • Henry F. Graff. Teach-In on Vietnam By ... the President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of State: The New York Times Magazine, March 20, 1966. Copyright © 1966 by The New York Times Company. Reprinted by permission.
  • Zalin Grant. "We Lived for a Time Like Dogs": Grant, Survivors (New York: W. W. Norton, 1975), pp. 155-76. Copyright © 1975 by Claude Renee Boutillon. Reprinted by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
  • Meg Greenfield. After the Washington Teach-In: The Reporter, June 3, 1965. Reprinted by permission of Meg Greenfield.
  • David Halberstam. "They Can Win a War if Someone Shows Them How": Halberstam, The Making of a Quagmire (New York: Random House, 1965), pp. 163-78. Copyright © by David Halberstam.
  • Michael Herr. Hell Sucks: Herr, Dispatches (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977), pp. 70-85. Copyright © 1968, 1969, 1970, 1977 by Michael Herr. Reprinted by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
  • Seymour M. Hersh. Lieutenant Accused of Murdering 109 Civilians: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 13, 1969; Hamlet Attack Called "Point-Blank Murder": St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 20, 1969; Ex-GI Tells of Killing Civilians at Pinkville: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 25, 1969. Reprinted with permission of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, copyright © 1969.
  • Arnold R. Isaacs. War Lingers in Hamlets as Cease-Fire Hour Passes: Baltimore Sun, January 29, 1973. Courtesy of The Baltimore Sun and Arnold Isaacs.
  • Thomas A. Johnson. The U.S. Negro in Vietnam: The New York Times, April 29, 1968. Copyright © 1968 by The New York Times Company. Reprinted by permission.
  • Ward S. Just. Reconaissance: Just, To What End: Report from Vietnam. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1968), pp. 166-191. Copyright © by Ward Just. Reprinted by permission.
  • Peter R. Kann. A Long, Leisurely Drive through Mekong Delta Tells Much of the War: The Wall Street Journal, November 10, 1969 Copyright © 1969 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
  • Stanley Karnow. The Fall of the House of Ngo Dinh: The Saturday Evening Post, December 21, 1963. Reprinted by permission from The Saturday Evening Post.
  • Doris Kearns. From Who Was Lyndon Baines Johnson?: Who Was Lyndon Baines Johnson? (sections 3, 4, 6, 7, 8), The Atlantic Monthly, May 1976. Copyright © 1976 Doris Kearns.
  • Donald Kirk. Who Wants To Be the Last American Killed in Vietnam?: The New York Times Magazine, September 19, 1971. Copyright © by The New York Times Company. Reprinted by permission; "I Watched Them Saw Him 3 Days": Chicago Tribune, July 14, 1974. (Title appeared originally in quotation marks.) © Copyright Chicago Tribune Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
  • Joseph Kraft. Letter from Hanoi: The New Yorker, August 12, 1972. Copyright © 1972 The New Yorker Magazine, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission.
  • John S. McCain III. How the POW's Fought Back: U.S. News & World Report, May 14, 1973. Copyright © 1973 by U.S. News & World Report. Reprinted by permission.
  • Mary McCarthy. Hanoi--March 1968: McCarthy, Hanoi (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968), pp. 1-24. Copyright © 1968 by Mary McCarthy, renewed 1996 by James West. Reprinted by permission of Harcourt, Inc.
  • Norman Mailer. From The Armies of the Night: Mailer, The Armies of the Night (New York: New American Library, 1968), pp. 116-31. Copyright © 1968 by Norman Mailer. Used by permission of Dutton Signet, a division of Penguin Putnam Inc.
  • James A. Michener. What Happened on Monday: Michener, Kent State: What Happened and Why. (New York: Random House, 1971), pp. 327-43; Letters to the Editor: Kent State: What Happened and Why, pp. 434-46. Copyright © 1971 by Random House, Inc. and the Reader's Digest Association, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Random House, Inc. The map on pp. 440-41 of this volume is taken from the endpapers of Kent State: What Happened and Why.
  • Don Moser. Eight Dedicated Men Marked for Death: Life, September 3, 1965. Copyright © Time, Inc. Reprinted by permission.
  • Don Oberdorfer. From Tet!: Oberdorfer, Tet! The Turning Point in the Vietnam War (Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1971), pp. 205-16. Copyright © 1971 by Don Oberdorfer. Used by permission of Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc.
  • Jonathan Randal. U.S. Marines Seize 3d Hill in Vietnam after 12-Day Push: The New York Times, May 6, 1967. Copyright © 1967 by The New York Times Company. Reprinted by permission.
  • John Saar. You Can't Just Hand Out Orders. Life, October 23, 1970; Report from the Inferno: Life, April 28, 1972. Copyright © 1970, 1972 by Time, Inc. Reprinted by permission.
  • Sydney H. Schanberg. Bomb Error Leaves Havoc in Neak Luong: The New York Times, August 9, 1973; Cambodia Reds Are Uprooting Millions As They Impose a "Peasant Revolution": The New York Times, May 9, 1975; American's Brief Brush With Arrest and Death: The New York Times, May 9, 1975; Grief and Animosity in an Embassy Haven: The New York Times, May 9, 1975; Evacuation Convoy to Thailand: Arduous Trip Through the Secret Cambodia: The New York Times, May 9, 1975. Copyright © 1972, 1973, 1975 by The New York Times Company. Reprinted by permission.
  • Jonathan Schell. From The Military Half: An Account of the Destruction in Quang Ngai and Quang Tin: Schell, The Military Half: An Account of the Destruction in Quang Ngai and Quang Tin (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968), pp. 70-109. Copyright © 1968 by Jonathan Schell.
  • Robert Shaplen. We Have Always Survived: The New Yorker, April 15, 1972. Copyright © 1972 by The Estate of Robert Shaplen. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission.
  • Neil Sheehan. Not a Dove, But No Longer a Hawk: The New York Times Magazine, October 9, 1966. Copyright © 1966 by The New York Times Company. Reprinted by permission.
  • Jack P. Smith. Death in the Ia Drang Valley: The Saturday Evening Post, January 28, 1967. Reprinted with permission from The Saturday Evening Post.
  • Bob Tamarkin. Diary of S. Viet's Last Hours: Chicago Daily News, May 6, 1975. Copyright © 1975 The Chicago Sun-Times. Reprinted by permission.
  • Wallace Terry. Black Power in Viet Nam: Time, September 19, 1969. Copyright © Time, Inc. Reprinted by permission.
  • Time. Death at Intermission Time: Time, July 20, 1959. Copyright © Time, Inc. Reprinted by permission.
  • Hunter S. Thompson. From Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72. Thompson, Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72. (San Francisco: Straight Arrow, 1973), pp. 381-92. Copyright © 1973 Hunter S. Thompson. Reprinted by permission.
  • U.S. News & World Report. "We Are Losing, Morale Is Bad ... If They'd Give Us Good Planes ...": U.S. News & World Report, May 4, 1964. (Title originally appeared in quotation marks.) Copyright © 1964 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Paul Vogle. "A Flight into Hell": UPI wire copy, March 29, 1975. As reprinted in Alan Dawson, 55 Days: The Fall of South Vietnam (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1977), pp. 182-84.
  • John T. Wheeler. Life in the V Ring: Associated Press wire copy, February 12, 1968. Reprinted by permission of Associated Press.
  • Tom Wolfe. The Truest Sport: Jousting with Sam and Charlie: Wolfe, Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976), pp. 26-65. Copyright © 1976 by Tom Wolfe.
  • John E. Woodruff. CIA Alliance Brings Ruin to Proud Race: Baltimore Sun, February 21, 1971; U.S. Finances Victor-to-Refugee Transit: Baltimore Sun, February 22, 1971; A War-Exhausted People Seek a Way Out: Baltimore Sun, February 23, 1971. Courtesy of The Baltimore Sun.
  • The map on page 761 in this volume is taken from Arnold R. Isaacs, Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983), p. 22. Copyright © 1983 by The Johns Hopkins University Press. Reprinted by permission. The maps on pages 762 and 763 of this volume are taken from Clarence R. Wyatt, Paper Soldiers: The American Press and the Vietnam War (New York: W.W. Norton, 1993), pp. 10-11. Copyright © 1993 by W.W. Norton & Company. Reprinted by permission.
Great care has been taken to trace all owners of copyrighted material included in this book; if any have been inadvertently omitted or overlooked, acknowledgment will gladly be made in future printings.

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