John Wood earned a PhD in history from Temple University and lives in Westport, Massachusetts.
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Veteran Narratives and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War
By John A. Wood
In the decades since the Vietnam War, veteran memoirs have influenced Americans’ understanding of the conflict. Yet few historians or literary scholars have scrutinized how the genre has shaped the nation’s collective memory of the war and its aftermath.