A powerful and time-honoured collection of interviews with the veterans of Vietnam.
Even now something is missing from the history of Vietnam. Behind the burning sense of horror and betrayal the personal stories remain untold. No one has bothered to talk to the men and women who went to Vietnam and fought the war. What happened to boys and girls straight out of school who were plunged from the basketball park into the napalm jungle Who were they fighting for How did conscripts and volunteers live through the war and how can they live with the scars Mark Baker recorded conversations with dozens of Vietnam veterans. NAM is a unique and harrowing collection of those interviews, as raw and shocking as an open wound. This is the story of the human cost of a war that had no survivors, only veterans.
'The war in the words of dozens of its veterans easily stands with the best descriptive accounts' New York Times Book Review 'Voices we should listen to powerful' Washington Post 'Convincing ... horrifying' Newsweek