JOHN F. KERRY, VIETNAM VETERANS AGAINST THE WAR, SPEECH BEFORE THE U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ON
FOREIGN RELATIONS (22 APRIL 1971): SUGGESTED READINGS,

AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS, AND ON-LINE RESOURCES

 

Readings

 

Barušs, Imants I. Authentic Knowing: The Convergence of Science and Spiritual Aspiration. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 1996.

Belknap, Michal R. The Vietnam War on Trial: The My Lai Massacre and the Court-Martial of Lieutenant Calley. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2002.

Berman, Marshall. The Politics of Authenticity: Radical Individualism and the Emergence of Modern Society. New York: Atheneum, 1970.

Brinkley, Douglas. Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War. New York: William Morrow, 2004.

Etzioni, Amitai. The Active Society: A Theory of Social and Political Processes. New York: The Free Press, 1968.

Ferrara, Alessandro. Modernity and Authenticity: A Study of the Social and Ethical Thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993.

______. Reflective Authenticity: Rethinking the Project of Modernity. London: Routledge, 1998.

Greenberg, David. Nixon’s Shadow: The History of an Image. New York: W.W. Norton, 2003.

Hersh, Seymour M. My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath. New York: Random House, 1970.

Hunt, Andrew E. A History of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. New York: New York University Press, 1999.

Kerry, John F. A Call to Service: My Vision for a Better America. New York: Viking, 2003.

Kranish, Michael, Brian C. Mooney, and Nina J. Easton. John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography by the Boston Globe Reporters Who Know Him Best. New York: Public Affairs, 2004.

Moser, Richard R. The New Winter Soldiers: GI and Veteran Dissent During the Vietnam Era. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996.

Nicosia, Gerald. Home to War: A History of the Vietnam Veterans’ Movement. New York: Crown Publishers, 2001.

O'Neill, John E., and Jerome R. Corsi. Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, 2004.

Orvell, Miles. The Real Thing: Imitation and Authenticity in American Culture, 1880-1940. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.

Parry-Giles, Shawn J. "Political Authenticity, Television News, and Hillary Rodham Clinton." In Politics, Discourse, and American Society: New Agendas, eds. Roderick P. Hart and Bartholomew H. Sparrow. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001: 211-227.

Rossinow, Doug. The Politics of Authenticity: Liberalism, Christianity, and the New Left in America. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.

Stacewicz, Richard, ed., Winter Soldiers: An Oral History of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1997.

Taylor, Charles. The Ethics of Authenticity. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992.

 

Audio-Visual Materials

 

Alexander, Paul. Brothers in Arms. New York: First Run Features, 2004. Video Recording.

Butler, George. Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry. New York: Non-Fiction Films/Swift Boat Films LLC, 2004. Video Recording.

Clark, David, and Brian Breger. Vietnam's Unseen War: Pictures from the Other Side. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Video/Warner Home Video, 2002. Video Recording.

Couturie, Bill, and Thomas Bird. Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam. New York: Ambrose Video, 1987. Video Recording.

Davey, Bruce, Stephen McEveety, and Randall Wallace. We Were Soldiers. Hollywood, CA: Paramount, 2002. Video Recording.

De Meo, Frank J. It's Been a Long, Long Time. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1999. Video Recording.

Ewing, Wayne. The Bloods of 'Nam. Alexandria, VA: PBS Video, 1986. Video Recording.

Jersey, Bill. Faces of the Enemy. Berkeley, CA: Quest Productions, 2005/1987. Video Recording.

Lesser, Michael. Winter Soldier: The Conversation. Oakland, CA: Winterfilm Collective, 2005/1972. Video Recording.

Schneider, Bert, and Peter Davis. Hearts and Minds. Irvington, NY: Criterion Collection, 2002/1974. Video Recording.

Sherwood, Carlton. Wounds that Never Heal. Harrisburg, PA: Red White & Blue Productions, 2004. Video Recording.

Talley, Steven. From the Barrel of a Gun. Burlington, VT: Annenberg/CPB Collection, 1992. Video Recording.

Williams, Michael, and Julie Ahlberg. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara. Culver City, CA: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004. Video Recording.

 

On-Line Resources

 

"Battlefield: Vietnam—Timeline." PBS, http://www.pbs.org/battlefieldvietnam/timeline/index.html.

"Chronology of U.S.-Vietnam Relations." Vietnam Yesterday and Today, Oakton Community College, http://www.oakton.edu/user/~wittman/chronol.htm.

Dick Cavett Show Excerpts from 1971--John Kerry and John O'Neill, "Dissent During Wartime," the C-Span Classroom, C-Span.org, http://www.c-span.org/classroom/govt/rwh032804.asp.

Dinan, Stephen. "Photo of Kerry with Fonda Enrages Vietnam Veterans," Washington Times, February 10, 2004, http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20040210-094330-7435r.htm.

"Military: Vietnam Conflict." Archival Research Catalog (ARC), National Archives and Records Administration—College Park, Maryland, http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/topics/vietnam.html.

"Remarks by John Kerry, Member, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and John O'Neill, Member, Vietnam Veterans for a Just Peace," The United States Conference of Mayors, June, 1971 (posted April 12, 2004), http://www.usmayors.org/uscm/us_mayor_newspaper/documents/04_12_04/kerry_oneill.asp.

"Richard Milhous Nixon (1969-1974)." American President, http://www.americanpresident.org/history/richardnixon/.

Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, National Archives and Records Administration, http://www.nixonfoundation.org/.

Richard Nixon Materials. National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland, http://nixon.archives.gov/index.php.

"Swift Boat Veterans Anti-Kerry Ad: 'He Betrayed Us' with 1971 Anti-War Testimony." FactCheck.org., Annenberg Political Fact Check, August 23, 2004, http://www.factcheck.org/article244.html.

Swift Vets and POWS for Truth, http://www.swiftvets.com/.

VVAW--Vietnam Veterans Against the War, http://www.vvaw.org/.

Zernike, Kate. "Kerry Pressing Swift Boat Case Long After Loss," New York Times, May 28, 2006, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/28/washington/28kerry.html?ei=5089&en=7158a80120f0ee5a&ex=1306468800&pagewanted=print.