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Although written for an Israeli audience, U.S. readers can appreciate the stories of 18 very different American Jews who served in Vietnam and later emigrated to Israel. Perhaps if Lee, the staff writer at Al Hamishmar newspaper in Israel, had expanded the scope to include Jewish veterans of Vietnam who continue to reside in the United States, the study might have had more impact and usefulness for an American audience. The book remains compelling reading nonetheless. The Vietnam War was the most gruesome experience for each of these men--far more dramatic than any they endured while fulfilling their Israeli military obligations. They are all encouraged by the increased awareness of the Vietnam legacy by both Americans and Israelis, although some have deep doubts that the war will ever be truly understood. Recommended for libraries with strong Judaic and/or sociology collections.
- Paul Kaplan, Dakota Cty. Lib., Eagan, Minn.
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Book Description McFarland Publishing, 1992. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110899507271
Book Description McFarland Publishing, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0899507271