Author: Mark D. Harmon
Author info: Associate Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media
Publication Date: February 2011
Publisher: Newfound Press
Synopsis: The Vietnam War era marked the first time in American history that substantial numbers of veterans returned home to protest a war still in progress. This book and multimedia work on Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), the group of U.S. military veterans who worked to end American involvement in the Vietnam War, gives an account of the veterans’ protests against the war and their depiction in the American media. This retelling of the VVAW story is illustrated with audio and video clips of contemporaneous news reports and statements by participating veterans, making the multimedia work a dynamic resource for scholars of the Vietnam War, its veterans, and the news media during the Vietnam era.