Not Yet at Ease: Photographs of America's Continuing Engagement With the Vietnam War

Not Yet at Ease: Photographs of America's Continuing Engagement With the Vietnam War by David Chananie

ISBN10: 0971138559
ISBN13: 978-0971138551
Author: David Chananie
Title: Not Yet at Ease: Photographs of America's Continuing Engagement With the Vietnam War
Publisher: Capturelife Pr (August 1, 2002)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1764 kb
Size PDF: 1578 kb
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Not Yet at Ease: Photographs of America's Continuing Engagement With the Vietnam War by David Chananie



Pictures Which Capture America's Struggle to Be At Ease About Vietnam

American soldiers…Viet Cong…peace demonstrators…three American presidents…famous entertainers on the battlefield and the barricades…and veterans and their families, remembering decades later. Over 150 photographs show the agony of war wounds, the triumph over an enemy, the weight of the world on the shoulders of a G.I. after completing a mission, the grim determination of a rifle-carrying Vietnamese on guard duty…and the wrenching mix of sorrows and pride running fingers across a name on the Wall.

Not Yet At Ease: Photographs of America's Continuing Engagement With the Vietnam War is a photo journal with accompanying narrative, divided into 11 chapters. The photos include rare shots of Vietcong by Vietcong, pictures of My Lai on the day of the massacre, and author David Chananie's pictures of antiwar protests and visits to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, including reunions of those who served. Not Yet At Ease incorporates the distillation of more than eight years of the author's photography at the Vietnam Memorial.

The book makes a balanced presentation that shows respect for all sides to the conflict. A powerful aid to teaching about this turbulent time, the book gives a visual face to the military intervention, the protests at home, and the veterans and families still grappling with the meaning of the conflict decades later. For Vietnam veterans, the book keeps the flame alive.

Of paramount importance, Not Yet At Ease provides an enduring list of lessons learned from the Vietnam War which are pertinent today in Iraq and elsewhere around the globe. The lessons will be pertinent for generations to come. Our politicians should have learned them, but they have failed to do so. The lessons pay homage to those who died in Vietnam, so that the knowledge they so dearly bought will save the lives of their future American comrades-in-arms in years to come.


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