The Vietnam War is perhaps the most controversial and divisive conflict in American history. Its complexities and issues are debated to this day. The political and military decisions have been second guessed and studied for decades.
This book is not about the big picture, the movement of armies, or the politics. It instead dives into the lives of people who lived through the conflict; from civilians in the villages, to soldiers in the field, to survivors who fled. This book chronicles the experiences of both Americans and Vietnamese through their eyes, and how it affected their lives forever.
Each chapter tells the story of a different person during this heartbreaking time in history, including an American soldier, a Vietnamese navy officer, a TV producer, a Green Beret, a Marine, a military police officer, a boat person, a chaplain, and others.
Dirty Old War brings the Vietnam War to life in a way other books don’t; through the experiences of those who witnessed it.