JAMES WRIGHT, President Emeritus and Eleazar Wheelock Professor of History at Dartmouth College, joins S.T. Patrick to discuss the Vietnam War. Wright wrote Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War to highlight the struggles of the average American soldier who spent time in Vietnam. In the conversation, Wright addresses the origin of American involvement in Vietnam, the high expectations that fell upon the 60s generation, JFK vs LBJ, demographics of the average soldier, the Battle of Hamburger Hill, the struggles with coming home, what America lost by its presence in that fight, and more. Wright also details his own personal experience as part of the Vietnam generation.
Enduring Vietnam can be purchased at Amazon.com, as well as at many other book sellers. More information about Mr. Wright can be found on his Dartmouth page. We would also like to thank Mr. Wright’s office for helping to schedule the interview (Thanks, Louise).