This book, if you think about it, is very helpful and informing because everyone and anyone who reads this book can relate to it. This book can help change life’s that are heading in the wrong direction and help people that have bad habits over stressing about small situations, by simply observing the graphs that are given in the book and trying to do better with their situation. This book sums up the way we look at life today, the upper class citizens have a long and easy life, while the lower class citizens have a tough and not so long life.
The Vietnam War that commenced on November 1, 1955, and ended on April 30, 1975, took the soldiers through a devastating experience. Many lost their lives while others maimed as the war unfolded into its full magnitude. The book Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam by Bernard Edelman presents a series of letters written by the soldiers to their loved ones and families narrating the ordeals and experiences in the Warfield. In the book, Edelman presents the narrations of over 200 letters reflecting the soldiers’ experiences on the battlefield. While the letters were written many decades ago, they hold great significance as they can mirror the periods and the contexts within which they were sent. This paper takes into account five letters from different timelines and analyzes them against the events that occurred in those periods vis a vis their significance. The conclusion will also have a personal opinion and observation regarding the book and its impacts.
I read this book in high school, and I really enjoyed it. After we were finishing reading the book we had a guest speaker who was a Vietnam war vet come into our class and speak on different parts of the book. I picked this short story to do my paper on because I felt like I had the most connection to this story because of my prior knowledge from reading the book. I do think I am getting some parts confused with the short story and the book. I know when I read the book in high school some chapters were very dull and boring but others were exciting and interesting. After reading the short story it was just a refreshment of the interesting things that happened in the book.
The Viet Nam War has been the most reviled conflict in United States history for many reasons, but it has produced some great literature. For some reason the emotion and depredation of war kindle in some people the ability to express themselves in a way that they may not have been able to do otherwise. Movies of the time period are great, but they are not able to elicit, seeing the extremely limited time crunch, the same images and charge that a well-written book can. In writing of this war, Tim O'Brien put himself and his memories in the forefront of the experiences his characters go through, and his writing is better for it. He produced a great work of art not only because he experienced the war first hand, but because he is able to convey the lives around him in such vivid detail. He writes a group of fictional works that have a great deal of truth mixed in with them. This style of writing and certain aspects of the book are the topics of this reflective paper.
As for this book investigation, the novel for this assignment is called, When Books Went to War, by Molly Guptill Manning. The purpose of this novel is to demonstrate how books helped soldiers in World War II. Throughout this book, it explains how American troops read textbooks to help escape the world around them. Soldiers turn to books to release the tension they have from the war. Most of the time veterans feel lonely or depressed and by reading novels, it helps them to manage their emotions. This novel is written because it indicates how powerful books are towards people. These books have the power to “... soothed troubled minds and hearts...” (Manning 110). As the author claims, books helped win World War II.
Not only should this book be recommended to other A.P. US History students, it should be read by people regardless of their age. It allows the reader to fully visualize what the soldiers saw, heard, experienced, and felt. While reading, an atmosphere is created in which the reader is transported to that specific moment in time and can envision themselves on the
Class Matters is a very interesting site to determine how society sees an individual. I found it entertaining inputing all my information. I am in the 51st percentile for occupation, 69th percentile for education, 18th percentile for income, 29th percentile for wealth, and overall in 41st percentile average. This matched my expectations for I know exactly "what I am worth" to soceity. I almost have a bachelor's degree, I have a good job even though I do not receive much income, but what lacks the most is my wealth.
I thought this was a well thought out selection of interviews with people who brought perspectives on Vietnam from lots of different points of view. This book excels by covering the experiences of other participants particularly the agriculture/education/medical volunteers and the diplomatic/intelligence people. Ameroso 's story is inspiring in terms of how much grass roots good could be done with a practical approach to aid. Carter 's story is maddening in terms of how bad things actually were in the embassy. I notice that another reviewer of this book takes the author to task for including an interview by a reported fraud. If you 're only compiling interviews to construct a book, you owe it to the readers to at least do a little checking up on those you include. Still, there is enough excellent material in this book for me to give it highest marks. After you read a couple of books on the Vietnam War you begin to see the same information being stated over and over again. It gets kind of old after a while. This book
I am inspired to write this book review about “Soldiering on in a Dying War” by William J. Shkurti. This is an incredibly written and thorough account of the soldiering on in a dying war movement and how it shaped the United States culture and politics for decades and cites a set of events that take place during the Vietnam war. This book covers far more than just FSB Pace, but almost all the Army in Vietnam in 1970-1972. I like the author attests to the multitude how they became POWs, and MIAs also how the enemy sees them. This script is very interesting and more enlightening read that happen in the Vietnam War. The way he interrupters I felt issue much more genuine and personal than anything I've read before.
The author presented the book in very accurate and adequate ways. The writings left me with a visual representation of the war and siginicant situations. The author had a very good and clear conclusion that gathered the main points he was trying to display to his readers. I can easily determine the view of history by the geographic actions and the economic forces. This book fits in with the course because it clearly explain important historical facts and it also displays how America used to be
Before I opened this book, I thought to myself that this was going to be a difficult and boring book to read. After the first twenty pages of reading, I was hooked on the book and started to find out more information page by page. It was interesting to me mostly because it was based upon facts that actually occurred during the Vietnam War. The one part of the book that I enjoyed most was towards the end of the book where they said how
Combining all these serious themes into a very entertaining book should attract many readers. However, there was some confusion with the story line. Since this book is a collection of interviews, it wasn’t a conventional story. When I first started the book, I wasn’t sure why I was jumping from country to country and why each story was completely different. As I continued to read the book, I was able to understand that these were a collection of eyewitness accounts of the war. Also, Max Brooks uses a rife amount of vulgar language which I think could have been kept out. However, it made it real and that’s what this book is about.
When I first started the class I was struggling a lot. Since English is my second language, I had many stressful moments that made me think about dropping my classes. But when I thought about my future, I just kept studying even harder, waiting for my performance to improve. As a result, I felt like every time I wrote an essay, it got easier, which tells me that I’m on the right path. In addition, this class has helped me improve my grammar, taught me an important life lesson about sticking on my goal and helped me to enhance my computer skills
"Class Consciousness Matters" by David Moberg and "A Nation of Grinders" by David Brooks both chronicle views on social mobility. “Class Consciousness Matters” argues that the idea of a self-made man is a myth. The article also articulates the point that the social class in which one comes from has lasting effects on the possibility of one’s social mobility. On the contrary, “A Nation of Grinders” argues that the social class in which one comes from has no impact on one’s future success but rather; one’s morals, worth ethic, and education determine one’s social mobility. I will examine the definitions of class and success as well as beliefs provided by each author.
English class seemed to be the most dreadful to take within school. Writing essays for most of my grade in a class is not what I was looking forward too. When I entered college I knew that it would be one of many challenging classes I would have to take. Starting from the lowest English class to moving on up, the writing assignments became longer and more thought out. The time came when I got into this class that I knew more work was going to have to be put into essays and thus brought out what I had not seen before in my work progress.