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The Resource Looking for a hero : Staff Sergeant Joe Ronnie Hooper and the Vietnam War, Peter Maslowski and Don Winslow

Looking for a hero : Staff Sergeant Joe Ronnie Hooper and the Vietnam War, Peter Maslowski and Don Winslow

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Looking for a hero : Staff Sergeant Joe Ronnie Hooper and the Vietnam War
Title
Looking for a hero
Title remainder
Staff Sergeant Joe Ronnie Hooper and the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
Peter Maslowski and Don Winslow
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Widely acclaimed as the Vietnam War's most highly decorated soldier, Joe Ronnie Hooper in many ways serves as a symbol for that conflict. His troubled, tempestuous life paralleled the upheavals in American society during the 1960s and 1970s, and his desperate quest to prove his manhood was uncomfortably akin to the macho image projected by three successive presidents in their "tough" policy in Southeast Asia. This book extracts the real Joe Hooper from the welter of lies and myths that swirl around his story; in doing so, the book uncovers not only the complicated truth about a complex, gifted, and disturbed man, but also the story of how Hooper's war was lost in Vietnam, not at home. In the distortions, half-truths, and outright lies that mar Hooper's medal of honor file, the authors find a painful reflection of the army's inability to be honest with itself and the American public.--From publisher description
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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178462
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
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Maslowski, Peter
Dewey number
  • 959.7043373092
  • 920
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
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Winslow, Don
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hooper, Joe Ronnie
  • United States
  • Medal of Honor
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Target audience
adult
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Staff Sergeant Joe Ronnie Hooper and the Vietnam War
Label
Looking for a hero : Staff Sergeant Joe Ronnie Hooper and the Vietnam War, Peter Maslowski and Don Winslow
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0418/2004013678.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [509]-597) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
503187
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
618 pages
Isbn
9780803232440
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004013678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780803232440
  • (Sirsi) ADQ-7992
Label
Looking for a hero : Staff Sergeant Joe Ronnie Hooper and the Vietnam War, Peter Maslowski and Don Winslow
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0418/2004013678.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [509]-597) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
503187
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
618 pages
Isbn
9780803232440
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004013678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780803232440
  • (Sirsi) ADQ-7992

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