Instructor Contact Information
Office Location: Forum 6A, See the Campus Map.
Office Telephone: (408) 590-4430
FAX Number: None
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Portal: http://www.deanza.edu/faculty/swensson/ewrt2vn.html
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Instructor Office Hours
By appointment or drop in during my office hours. I am here Mon-Thursday 1030-1130 in KC 212 (Winter Quarter), 0830-0930 in KC 212 (Spring Quarter). Come by anytime.
De Anza College Resources
A. Robert De Hart
Learning Center (Library): http://www.deanza.edu/library/
Circulation Desk: (408) 864-8761
Reference Desk: (408) 864-8479
Media Lab: (408) 864-8850
Admissions and Records:
Main number: (408) 864-5300
STAR System: (408) 777-9394, (650) 917-0509
De Anza College Bookstore
Main number: (408) 864-8701
Texts by Telephone: (408) 864-8907
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Counseling Appointment Desk
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SUPPLEMENTAL READING LIST:
Map of Viet Nam at http://www.asiatravel.com/vietmap.html
All of the following books are available in the DeCillis Collection, 2nd Floor, Learning Center (Library):
- Michael Herr's DISPATCHES (The most powerful book I have ever read)
- James Webb's FIELDS OF FIRE (Classic combat novel by the former Secretary of the U.S. Navy)
- Neil Sheehan, A BRIGHT SHINING LIE (The ONE volume to read if you are only going to read one. The Pulitzer Prize Winning story of John Paul Vann.)
- ____________, AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER
- William Prochnau's ONCE UPON A DISTANT WAR. David Halberstam, Neil Sheehan, Peter Arnett -- Young War Correspondents and their Early Vietnam Battles
- The Pentagon Papers
- Winnie Smith, AMERICAN DAUGHTER GONE TO WAR. (A beautiful story of a nurse with PTSD, by a close friend of ours)
- Keith Walker, A PIECE OF MY HEART (Women in Viet Nam)
- Charley Trujillo, SOLDADOS (Hispanics in Viet Nam)
- Wallace Terry, BLOODS (African-Americans in Viet Nam)
- Loren Baritz, BACKFIRE (Super, somewhat left wing history of American Cultural imperatives that led us to Viet Nam)
- Anything by Robert Olen Butler, Phil Caputo, or Larry Heineman
Errol Morris' THE FOG OF WAR
Francis Coppola's APOCALYPSE NOW (recommend the new, redux version)
Michael Wayne's THE GREEN BERETS
Oliver Stone's PLATOON
Oliver Stone's HEAVEN & EARTH (Note that this movie is based on a compilation of both of Le Ly Hayslip's books, WHEN HEAVEN AND EARTH CHANGED PLACES and CHILD OF WAR, WOMAN OF PEACE
Burt Lancaster in GO TELL THE SPARTANS. A movie about the early days of the advisory effort, circa 1963. Contains a lot of Americana.
CBS 5 Volume History Series
Pierre Schoendorfer, THE ANDERSON PLATOON, which won an Emmy and an Oscar for Best TV Documentary and Best Documentary of 1967. The story of an African-American West Point classmate of mine, Joe Anderson, whose exploits are also documented in Wallace Terry's BLOODS.
Other Viet Nam Links on the WEB:
The honor winning (awarded by the House of Representatives page on Viet Nam) student research portal may be found at the following address: http://www.deanza.edu/faculty/swensson/ewrt2vn.html
Women in Viet Nam by Marilyn Knapp Litt is at www.illyria.com/vnwomen.html.
The Vasser Viet Nam Page at vietnam.vassar.edu. This is a seminal page for the study of the conflict, the country, and its culture. It contains links to history chronologies, material for teaching and learning organized by categories.
Remembrance. This page is very encompassing; it contains links to many other sites of educational importance regarding the conflict.