Daily Archives: June 27, 2017

‘Listening In’ To JFK’s Secret White House Recordings

“… This candid observation — and many more — are among the new trove of secret recordings just released by The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. A new book and CD set called Listening In includes more than 260 hours … Continue reading

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Light My Fire: Zippos in Vietnam

“‘Let me win your heart and mind or I’ll burn your God damn hut down.’ Those are the words inscribed on the small, slightly beat-up silver Zippo cigarette lighter that sits on my desk. On the reverse is inscribed: ‘Vietnam, … Continue reading

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I Picked Prison Over Fighting in Vietnam

Demonstrators trying to return their draft cards in New York City on Oct. 16, 1967. “Growing up in Fresno, Calif., I believed in ‘my country, right or wrong,’ just like everyone I knew. I could not have anticipated that when … Continue reading

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“Pipeline” – The Chantays (1962)

“‘Pipeline’ is an instrumental surf rock song by The Chantays, which was recorded in 1962. The tune, originally called ‘Liberty’s Whip’, was renamed after the band members saw a surfing movie showing scenes of the Banzai Pipeline in Hawaii. The … Continue reading

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Phạm Văn Đồng

“Phạm Văn Đồng ( listen; 1 March 1906 – 29 April 2000) was a Vietnamese politician who served as Prime Minister of North Vietnam from 1955 to 1976 and, following unification, as Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1976 until he retired … Continue reading

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