Elements of Literature Fourth Course
LE0 10-3.3
Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy? by Tim O’Brien
Literature and Statistics, page 200
Database: Vietnam
Statistics can give an overview of the war in Vietnam, but there are the lives of people, the letters of presidents, and the tales of soldiers behind those numbers. Use PBS’s Vietnam Online timeline to fill in the blanks in your knowledge of this complex and bitter conflict.
Choices: Building Your Portfolio, page 207
Choices 4: I Remember . . .
You won’t be the only oral historian looking for stories from the Vietnam era—scholars and filmmakers have spent years collecting personal stories of wartime experiences. While you are planning your project, let the professionals from the Library of Congress give you tips on preparing for, conducting, and editing an oral history interview.
Crossing the Curriculum: History
Flip Through the Files
There are almost as many different interpretations of the war in Vietnam as there were people who fought in it. In an attempt to cut through the fog, a Vassar College professor has gone straight to the sources and told the story of the war using original Vietnamese and American documents. Visit The Wars for Viet Nam: 1945–1975, where you can rummage through the archives yourself.
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