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Strong Hearts, Wounded Souls: Native American Veterans of the Vietnam War

In his first work on Vietnam, Holm, a soldier in the war, provides an overview of one kind of serviceman about which nothing substantive has been written, the Native American. Holm's unique perspective on what at first glance may seem familiar terrain provides a fascinating introduction to the role of military traditions and the warrior ethic in mid-20th-century American Indian life. Moreover, he explores the manner in which these forces shaped the individual soldier's reaction to the stress of combat and the subsequent adjustment to civilian life. Holm offers an important study that should stand as a credible review of both the Native American and Vietnam. Recommended for modern Native American, 20th-century U.S., and Vietnam collections in academic and public libraries.

John R. Vallely, Siena Coll. Lib., Loudonville, N.Y.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Holm, Tom. 1996. Strong hearts, wounded souls: Native American veterans of the Vietnam War. Austin: University of Texas Press.
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