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Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History

Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History


Book Overview: Bloods: Black Veterans of the Vietnam War: An Oral History

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK - The national bestseller that tells the truth about the Vietnam War 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 to Vietnam in disproportionate numbers, and of 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.

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PublisherPresidio Press
Publication Date1985-07-12
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Wallace Terry was a groundbreaking American author and journalist renowned for his riveting war coverage. Born in New York in 1938, Terry graduated from Brown University and embarked on a career with 'TIME' Magazine, propelling him to become an outstanding figure in 20th-century journalism. His fearless dispatches from the Vietnam War placed him firmly in the annals of American history, revealing the untold stories behind the conflict. His tenure transformed the perspective of war reportage, making it more holistic than merely combat-related narratives. Terry's most renowned work, "Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans," cemented his position as a splendid non-fiction writer. Published in 1984, it received acclaim for its heartfelt narratives, thereby elevating War literature's landscape. The book's subsequent adaptation into a critically acclaimed play exemplified Terry's writing proficiency. Wallace Terry's contributions to journalism and literature left a lasting mark, and his narratives continue to resonate with readers globally. He expertly interwove complex historical events with intimate firsthand accounts, providing the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the realities of war. His death in 2003 marked the end of an era, but his legacy continues to inspire and enlighten.

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