newhistorybooks:“Searing and sweeping, Reston’s narrative…


“Searing and sweeping, Reston’s narrative captures the political, cultural, and social ferment of those heady days of Vietnam and its aftermath with great skill and erudition. A Rift in the Earth is an indispensable guide through the cultural wars at the heart of the memorial itself, and a powerful reminder why it was so important that we find a way to move forward from the division of war to begin a healing within our country and between the United States and Vietnam.”

Check out A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight for a Vietnam War Memorial by James Reston, Jr.