Friday, April 29, 2005 at 8:03 AM
Thirty years ago this week, a controversial conflict came to an end. But, for many, the battle still rages over the Vietnam war. Although the last American helicopter flew out of Saigon on April 30th, 1975, the legacy of Vietnam was fought out again as recently as last year, during the Presidential election. On the next 90.3 at 9, historian James Banks and former prisoner of war Giles Norrington join us in-studio to review the facts, the feelings, and the lessons learned.
Want to know more? Professor James Banks has compiled a brief bibliography that traces the history of the Vietnam conflict:
* Herring, George. America’s Longest War 4th edition McGraw Hill 2002
* Hess, Gary. Vietnam and the United States: Origins and Legacy of War Johns Hopkins 2004
* Kutler, Stanley (ed) Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War Macmillan Library Reference 1996
* McNamara, Robert S. In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam Times Books 1995
* McNamara, Robert S. et. al. Argument Without End Public Affairs 1999
* Powell, Mary Reynolds A World of Hurt: Between Innocence and Arrogance in Vietnam Greenleaf Book Group 2000
* Sheehan, Neil et. al. The Pentagon Papers as published by the New York Times 1971
* Young, Marilyn. Vietnam Wars – 1945-1990 Harper Collins 1991
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