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Title:
Vietnam war literature : an annotated bibliography of imaginative works about Americans fighting in Vietnam
Author:
Newman, John, 1942-
Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, 1996.
Physical Description:
xi, 667 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780810831841
Format :
Book

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Virginia is as much a state of mind as a set of geographical boundaries. Its western terrain encompasses dramatically beautiful mountaintops and scrubby lowlands, luxuriantly rich terrain, and rocky, almost untillable land. The green forests, rich loam, red clay, and sandy soil attracted waves of immigrants, newcomers almost as varied as the landscape. They came first to explore and trade and then to work, often to overwork, the land. The result in architecture is one of conservatism and rebellion, a region supremely proud of its history and, all too often, neglectful of its preservation.This second of two volumes devoted to the Old Dominion encompasses five regions (Shenandoah Valley, Allegheny Highlands, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest Virginia), comprising 55 counties and 20 of the state's independent cities. More than 1,250 building entries document the commonwealth's history from prehistory to early settlement, through the Civil War, Reconstruction, Massive Resistance, and the civil rights movement, to the present day, surveying a range of building types and styles from log cabins to tobacco plantation houses, including the birthplaces of Booker T. Washington and Confederate general Jubal Early, set in close proximity in Franklin County, and the homes of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee in Lexington. The text, enhanced and enlivened by 300 photographs and 31 maps, canvasses everything from Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest and Woodrow Wilson's Presidential Library to Roanoke's modernist Taubman Museum of Art and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley to Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, highlighting along the way Virginia's contributions to literature (Willa Cather to the Waltons), music (the Carter Family and Ralph Stanley), cuisine (apple orchards, turkey farms, and whiskey distilleries), and tourism (Luray Caverns to Natural Bridge).

A volume in the Buildings of the United States series of the Society of Architectural Historians


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Six years ago, the first edition (CH, Jul '82) contained 226 entries; this second edition, which includes materials through 1987, now contains 752. The methodology has been refined; the division into literary forms (novels, short stories, poetry, drama, and miscellaneous) are arranged in alphabetical order year by year. The earliest entries, one novel and two short stories, are from 1965. The bibliographic nets have been cast very wide: there are numerous original paperback publications. Some may find the bibliographic fact of a suprisingly large number of erotic novels, both straight and gay, with a Vietnam setting to be a double obscenity. The annotations are crisp, highly descriptive, and, except for the most meretricious, nonjudgmental. There still is no mention of the 1966 hit song, "The Ballad of the Green Berets." Entry 719 records an early comic book set in Vietnam. The compilers might well want to now consider such well-received and reasonably accurate graphic efforts as The 'Nam (Marvel Comics; Vol. I, no. 1, Dec., 1986- ) and Vietnam Journal (Apple Comics; No. 1, Nov., 1987- ). Six years ago, this was a pioneering bibliography; now it is the definitive bibliography covering imaginative works about the American involvement in Vietnam. It belongs in all research libraries, and is recommended for upper-division undergraduate collections also. -R. S. Bravard, Lock Haven University


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