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By Katherine Kinney

Hundreds and hundreds of memoirs, novels, performs, and films were dedicated to the yank battle in Vietnam. despite the good number of media, political views and the levels of seriousness with which the warfare has been taken care of, Katherine Kinney argues that the majority of those works proportion a unmarried tale: that of usa citizens killing americans in Vietnam. Friendly Fire, during this example, refers no longer in simple terms to a sad errors of conflict, it additionally refers to America's battle with itself through the Vietnam years. ranging from this element, this publication considers the idea that of "friendly fireplace" from a number of vantage issues, and portrays the Vietnam age as a crucible the place America's cohesive photo of itself is shattered--pitting infantrymen opposed to superiors, doves opposed to hawks, feminism opposed to patriarchy, racial worry opposed to racial tolerance. by using huge facts from the movie and renowned fiction of Vietnam (e.g. Kovic's Born at the Fourth of July, Didion's Democracy, O'Brien's Going After Cacciato, Rabe's Sticks and Bones and Streamers), Kinney attracts a strong photograph of a kingdom politically, culturally, and socially divided, and a conflict that has been memorialized as a contested web site of artwork, media, politics, and beliefs.

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