Daily Archives: June 20, 2017

The Ugly American – Eugene Burdick and William Lederer (1957)

“The Ugly American is a 1958 political novel by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer which depicts the failures of the U.S. diplomatic corps in Southeast Asia. The book caused a sensation in diplomatic circles, and had major political implications. The … Continue reading

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“The Letter” – The Box Tops (1967)

“‘The Letter’ is a pop rock song first recorded by the American group the Box Tops in 1967. Written by Wayne Carson, it was sung in a gruff blue-eyed soul style by Alex Chilton. The song was the group’s first … Continue reading

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History of the Vietnam War 1947 – 1975 Map

“The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between … Continue reading

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No Nukes: Women for Peace 1961

Peace and Justice History, “This Week in Peace History,” November 1, 1961 50,000 U.S. women protested above ground nuclear testing, and formed Women Strike for Peace “On November 1, 1961, women across the United States — homemakers and factory workers, … Continue reading

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