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the american war


christian g appy's book is an oral history of the vietnam war told from all sides. an infernal mess and tragedy pursued and prolonged by cold war politicians simply unwilling to allow themselves to be seen as losers

as well as the buddhist monks and nuns who burned themselves alive there were also eight americans who chose that method to protest against the war, the most famous of whom was norman morrison. vietnamese children still learn poems commemorating his sacrifice

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