A Distinguished and Bestselling Historian and Army Veteran Revisits the Culture War that Raged around the Selection of Maya Lin's Design for the Vietnam Memorial 20 color photos, 44 B&W photos throughout
This is a lead title.Publication to coincide with the release of Ken Burns's new documentary, The Vietnam War, scheduled to premiere on September 17, 2017, and to roll out for ten or so nights in a row. This is on a par with Burns's The Civil War documentary, and NPR is planning a huge promotional campaign.The Library of Congress Publishing Office has collaborated in the development of this book, and the Library of Congress will it support its publication through its contacts, social media expertise, and events sponsored by the Library.From a bestselling, award-winning author, a timely account of the struggle, after a divisive war, to build one of our greatest monuments at a cultural moment similar to now, as we deal with the cost and fallout of the "Forever Wars" in Iraq and Afghanistan, how we understand them, and how we honor and memorialize those who served; this is a book about how history is written in stone.Includes artwork by Maya Lin and others from the design contest for the memorial as well as 35-50 period photographs.James Reston, Jr.'s Warriors of God has sold more than a quarter million copies worldwide and has been translated into 13 languages.
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