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U.S. Role In Vietnam Comes Alive For Nancy Pearl

Statue of Ho Chi Minh in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Flickr Photo/Lim Ashley (CC BY-ND 2.0)
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Statue of Ho Chi Minh in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

This spring marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Many Americans remember the Vietnam War, but Nancy Pearl says sometimes those memories are clouded by personal experience. She tells KUOW's Marcie Sillman about a new book that helps tie Vietnam to the U.S. involvement in the Middle East: "American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity."

Nancy also suggests Neil Sheehan's "A Bright Shining Lie" and David Halberstam's "The Best and The Brightest" for more insight into the U.S. involvement in Vietnam.