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Dear Dr. Spock
Author: Michael S. Foley

ISBN: 9780814727430
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 281
Published: 17 October 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 583.0 x 389.5 x 2.3
The letters collected contain an array of opinions about the war, of both the hawk and dove variety. The scores of letters in this collection both praise and vilify Dr. Spock for his antiwar activism. --"The VVA Veteran""From thousands of letters written to Dr. Benjamin Spock during the Vietnam War, Foley has carefully culled 218 missives from America's silent majority. . . . Many may find the frustration, fear and grief expressed here newly relevant." --"Publishers Weekly""These letters--with Michael S. Foley's astute and informed commentary--make clear why and how so many Americans trusted Benjamin Spock. The body politic sorely needs a Doctor Spock today." --James Carroll, author of "Crusade: Chronicles of an Unjust War""Foley has discovered a unique source on the American home front during the Vietnam War, a perspective that moves us past the usual images of angry polarization. These powerful letters help us to consider how war-times induce people to look with new eyes at their nation and their government." --David Farber, author of "The Age of Great Dreams: America in the 1960s""Few documentary ...

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