OTHER AMERICAN FANTASIES
H. Bruce Franklin
Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, October 2000
256 pages 11 illustr. Cloth $28.95 . ISBN 1-55849-279-8
"A brilliant reinterpretation of the Vietnam War, showing how it
continues to infect the political imagination of America. Of particular
value is Franklin's unique capacity to link the fantasies of science fiction
with the construction of grotesque political myths. At a time when
the mainstream is struggling to put a silver lining around the collective
memory of the Vietnam War, this book is indispensable."
--Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law
and Practice, Princeton University
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"Wonderfully written, deeply researched, and insightfully argued."
--Christian Appy, author of Working Class War: American Combat
Soldiers in Vietnam
"What marks this provocative and engaging book is H. Bruce Franklin's
steadfast resistance to a society that takes 'plausible deniability' as
its first principle. The range of subjects considered, Franklin's
clear-headed analysis, and his impressive knowledge all make this an important
--Marilyn Young, author of The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990