Bloods by Wallace Terry
Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History

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"Simply the most powerful and moving book that has emerged on this topic." UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
The national bestseller that tells the truth of about Vietnam from the black soldiers' perspective. An oral history unlike any other, BLOODS features twenty black men who tell the story of how members of their race were sent off in disproportionate numbers and the special test of patriotism they faced. Told in voices no reader will soon forget, BLOODS is a must-read for anyone who wants to put the Vietnam experience in historical, cultural, and political perspective.
Cited by THE NEW YORK TIMES as One of the Notable Books of the Year

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Wallace Terry, born in Harlem in 1938, attended Brown University and the University of Chicago and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He worked as a reporter for the Washington Post and later Time magazine, where he covered the Civil Rights Movement in America and the Vietnam War. He wrote for many publications, taught journalism at Howard University, and was the author of Bloods, a national best-seller about blacks in the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Janice, their three children--Tai, Lisa, and David--and two grandchildren.
Published January 16, 2013 by Presidio Press. 328 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Get 20 black Vietnam vets to talk about their experiences, and what you hear from a lot of them—""We came back totally fucked up in the head""—is what you hear from a lot of white vets, with trimmings.

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