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

newhistorybooks:

“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.