Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1993. First pbk. printing [stated]. Trade paperback. x, 365 p. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Working Class War explores the experiences and attitudes of the 2.5 million American enlisted men who served in Vietnam, painting a compelling portrait of the war as it was lived by the troops who fought it. While race and region were prominent factors, class was the most important element in determining who fought and died in Vietnam, as 80 percent of the enlisted men came from the poor or working class. Condition: Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Cover has minor wear and soiling.
Keywords: Basic Training, Antiwar Movement, Philip Caputo, Draft, Selective Service, Enlistment, Military Career, Michael Herr, My Lai, Tim O'Brien, Military Officers, Posttraumatic Stress, Veterans, James Webb, Working Class, William Westmoreland, Racism