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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.

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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,

“Chronology of U.S.-Vietnam Relations.” Vietnam Yesterday and Today, Oakton Community College,

Dinan, Stephen. “Photo of Kerry with Fonda Enrages Vietnam Veterans,” Washington Times, February 10, 2004,

“John Kerry on the Dick Cavett Show,” C-SPAN,

“Military: Vietnam Conflict.” Archival Research Catalog (ARC), National Archives and Records Administration—College Park, Maryland,

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“Richard Milhous Nixon (1969-1974).” American President,

Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, National Archives and Records Administration,

Richard Nixon Materials. National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland,

“Swift Boat Veterans Anti-Kerry Ad: ‘He Betrayed Us’ with 1971 Anti-War Testimony.”, Annenberg Political Fact Check, August 23, 2004,

Swift Vets and POWS for Truth,

VVAW–Vietnam Veterans Against the War,

Zernike, Kate. “Kerry Pressing Swift Boat Case Long After Loss,” New York Times, May 28, 2006,

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