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Conversations with Americans.

Vietnam War Literature] Lane, Mark.

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ISBN 10: 0671207687 / ISBN 13: 9780671207687
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 1970
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A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Author Mark Lane documents testimony from 32 Vietnam veterans. Their shocking stories of being trained in torture tactics and their accounts of atrocities and massacres they witnessed or participated in. "Conversations with Americans" is possibly Mark Lane's most controversial work. Lane investigates the atrocities of the Vietnam War committed with alarming frequency by American troops, of a systematic dehumanization of the enemy that eventually included many of the very population they were sent to save from communism. Bookseller Inventory # 24930

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Title: Conversations with Americans.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1970

Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.

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This book contains interviews from Lane with over 30 of the more articulate men he saw. If you convince your soldiers that the enemy is less than human, comparable to baggage at best, a child assassin at worst, and then inform them that their mission is to score high in the body-count exercise, you cannot feign surprise when you discover what the war has become. If Americans know less than all there is to know about the terrible cost the war is imposing upon the civilian population of South Vietnam, they know next to nothing of the real cost America pays for their own adventure. The real price is in the sacrifice of an entire generation.

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