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NPR American Chronicles: The Vietnam War

Performance - Spoken Word
Nonfiction: Public Radio / Military History / Vietnam War
Unabridged   3 hour(s)
Publication date: 01/29/2013

NPR American Chronicles: The Vietnam War

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Audio CD ISBN:9781611748901
Digital Download ISBN:9781611748918


The first-ever collection of stories from NPR explores the Vietnam War from the perspective of both ordinary people affected by the conflict and high-ranking policy makers and military officials.

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Product Description

NPR reports on the Vietnam War, from its origins to the major battles, through the Fall of Saigon, to repercussions of the conflict still felt today.

  • Introduction by Audie Cornish
  • At the Vietnam War Memorial
  • May Day War Protest in Washington, D.C.
  • Gulf of Tonkin’s Phantom Attack
  • POW Wives
  • Ruth Harrison
  • Soldiers’ Stories: Protesting Vietnam
  • A Red Cross Worker’s War Memories
  • Dick Gregory: Ideologies and War
  • A Soldier’s Daughter
  • ‘Dangerous Man’ Daniel Ellsberg Reflects
  • A Vietnam Vet in His Own Words
  • Cronkite on Vietnam War
  • McNamara, Morris, and The Fog of War
  • The Vietnam War, Through Eddie Adams’ Lens
  • “Zippo Songs” of Vietnam
  • At Vietnam Memorial, Unlikely Bond Began
  • My Lai Eyewitness
  • A Wartime Diary Touches Vietnamese
  • Vietnam Homecoming: Communism and Memories
  • Forgotten Ship: A Daring Rescue as Saigon Fell
  • Shots Still Reverberate for Survivors of Kent State
  • Billy Bang’s “Vietnam: The Aftermath”
  • Remembering Reunification
  • Goodbye, Saigon
  • Saigons and Bygones


“Imformative and interesting, and often compelling and moving. . . . A useful, often affecting, program.”

“Flawless and up to NPR’s high production standards. The work as a whole can serve as an introduction of sorts to the conflict. Public libraries and comprehensive collections on the Vietnam War should consider.”
      —Libary Journal

“A must listen for any student of the Vietnam War.”
      —DWD's Reviews

Author Bio

Internationally acclaimed, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches a combined audience of 26.4 million listeners weekly, and, unlike other media, NPR’s audience continues to grow. NPR member organizations operate 784 stations, and another 117 public radio stations also present NPR programs, for a total of more than 900 stations nationwide who broadcast NPR programming.