Backfire by Loren Baritz

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Explores how reactions to U.S. involvement in Vietnam changed the way Americans think about their country, its role in the world, and the veterans of the war and shaped subsequent political structure
 

About Loren Baritz

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Loren Baritz has served as chairman of the Department of History at the University of Rochester, provost and acting chancellor at the State University of New York, and provost at the University of Massachusetts. He is the author of The Servants of Power, City on a Hill, and The Culture of the Twenties.
 
Published January 1, 1986 by Ballantine Books.
Genres: History, War.

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Historian and academic administrator Baritz (former acting chancellor of the State U. of New York and provost of the U. of Massachusetts at Amherst) says that after reading ""every major book and article"" about the war in Vietnam he was disappointed.

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Historian Baritz asserts that America's cultural myths, political assumptions and bureaucratic behavior shaped our involvement in Vietnam and will continue to cause us trouble abroad. PW found this a

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Historian Baritz asserts that America's cultural myths, political assumptions and bureaucratic behavior shaped our involvement in Vietnam and will continue to cause us trouble abroad. PW found this a

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