Annotated Bibliography for Vietnam
Brief Biographies of Narrators
Why and when did you join the military? What branch did you join?
Tell me about your boot camp and training experience? What were your first days in the service like? Describe your uniforms.
What attracted you to the branch of military that you joined? How did your family respond?
What was your job or assignment in the military?
Describe some of your memorable experiences during your time in military service.
How long did you serve in the military? What rank did you obtain?
Where were you stationed? What were the living conditions like?
What was it like to be a woman during the Korean War/ Vietnam War?
What was the most difficult time for you during your service?
Did your role as a woman change when you went into the military?
What were some of the major differences between WWII and the Vietnam War?
How do you think women's roles were different from World War II to Vietnam?
How did you feel about the peace movements during the Vietnam War?
How were women treated by male soldiers or military personnel?
Did you keep in touch with any friends after leaving the military?
Is there anything else that you would like to add that we haven't covered?
|Annotated Bibliography for Vietnam
Researched and compiled by Kevin Foote and Jaron Paul
Norman, Elizabeth. Women at War: The Story of Fifty Military Nurses Who Served in Vietnam. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990.
The stories of the nurses that served in the Vietnam War were the most inspirational and eye opening. The book gives first hand accounts into the everyday lives of different armed forces and how the women served them. There are direct quotes and stories so there is no "middle man" giving you his interpretation.
Walker, Keith. A Piece of My Heart: The Stories of Twenty-Six American Women Who Served in Vietnam. New York: Ballantine, 1985.
Walker does an amazing job recording the stories of the twenty six women. It is similar to the book by Norman but is not limited to the nursing aspect of women. It tells of the horrendous conditions that the women faced and how they did it with bravery. Again, having first hand accounts makes any story more unique and attention-grabbing.
Williams, Vera. Women's Army Corps (W.A.C.). Osceola: Motorbooks International Publisher, 1997.
Women's Army Corps was a book designed to inform the reader of the different types of work that women did in the army. It timelines from WWII, to just about the beginning of the 21st century. The ideas expressed in the work are from a former Air Force service pilot in WWII. Mrs. Williams was a member of the WASPs who saw much work in WWII, so there is an amazing amount of background knowledge.
Vietnam Online: American Experience. 29 March 2005. 30 September 2005. http://pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/timeline
This Vietnam website again was for background info. The reader can find out specific events from the Vietnam War through the timeline that the site offers. It is funded by PBS so it will have many interesting and correct facts on the war. The pictures are also remarkable.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 31 May 2005. 5 October 2005. http://www.nps.gov/vive/memorial/women.htm
This is a website that is dedicated to Vietnam's women veterans' memorial. It provides amazing photos of the statues that are resurrected at the memorial. There is also some documentation and a brief overview of the works that women did in Vietnam.
The Vietnam War. 13 September 2005 http://www.vietnampix.com
This website was great for fact finding on the Vietnam War. It gives lists of the major antagonists of the war, maps of battles, and important dates. The site is maintained very well with amazing graphics and extremely accurate information.
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