The engravings gathered in this illustrated volume run the full emotional spectrum with both sardonic reflections - "I love the f***ing Army and the Army loves f***ing me" - and poignant maxims - "When the power of love overcomes the love ...
Author: Sherry Buchanan
Publisher: Gardners Books
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
"Vietnam Zippos showcases the engravings made by U.S. soldiers on their lighters during the height of the conflict, from 1965 to 1973. Sherry Buchanan, through the collection of American artist Bradford Edwards, tells the story of how the humble Zippo became a talisman and companion for American GIs during their tours of duty. The engravings gathered in this illustrated volume run the full emotional spectrum with both sardonic reflections - "I love the f***ing Army and the Army loves f***ing me" - and poignant maxims - "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." Part pop art and part military artifact, they capture the large moods of the sixties and the darkest days of Vietnam - all through the world of the tiny Zippo."--BOOK JACKET.
Inevitably, there would be occasional outbreaksof complete nihilism as well,as with a Zippo thatbears the following ... ofthe genuine article forherexcellent book, Vietnam Zippos: American Soldiers' Engravings and Stories 1965–1973, ...
Author: Michael Maclear
The Vietnam War was a regional conflict that turned into an epic confrontation between ideologies, leaving deep scars on the psyches of nations that fought and long-lasting physical damage to Vietnam itself. The three books in this bundle cover different aspects of the war and the region, from Michael Maclear’s personal memories as an embedded journalist in North Vietnam to George Fetherling’s observations of the state of Southeast Asia today to military historian Fred Gaffen’s analysis of the experiences of soldiers travelling to faraway lands to fight in their countries’ wars. Includes Cross-Border Warriors Guerrilla Nation Indochina Now and Then
A prime example is the souvenir Zippo lighter, engraved with maps of South Vietnam, the dates of a soldier's tour, ... See Buchanan, Vietnam Zippos. 43. “Cameras Are Big Business for Vietnam P.X. System,” Roger That, 7 March 1970, 9.
Author: Meredith H. Lair
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Popular representations of the Vietnam War tend to emphasize violence, deprivation, and trauma. By contrast, in Armed with Abundance, Meredith Lair focuses on the noncombat experiences of U.S. soldiers in Vietnam, redrawing the landscape of the war so that swimming pools, ice cream, visits from celebrities, and other "comforts" share the frame with combat. To address a tenuous morale situation, military authorities, Lair reveals, wielded abundance to insulate soldiers--and, by extension, the American public--from boredom and deprivation, making the project of war perhaps easier and certainly more palatable. The result was dozens of overbuilt bases in South Vietnam that grew more elaborate as the war dragged on. Relying on memoirs, military documents, and G.I. newspapers, Lair finds that consumption and satiety, rather than privation and sacrifice, defined most soldiers' Vietnam deployments. Abundance quarantined the U.S. occupation force from the impoverished people it ostensibly had come to liberate, undermining efforts to win Vietnamese "hearts and minds" and burdening veterans with disappointment that their wartime service did not measure up to public expectations. With an epilogue that finds a similar paradigm at work in Iraq, Armed with Abundance offers a unique and provocative perspective on modern American warfare.
The deadly U.S. flameboats that sailed along Vietnamese rivers were nicknamed “Zippos,” for a popular brand of cigarette lighter. Guns mounted in revolving turrets shot streams of flaming napalm up to 200 yards (180 m) onto the banks.
Author: Charlie Samuels
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
One of the longest and most controversial wars in American history, the Vietnam conflict, was a time of great advances in military technology. Readers explore the world of military machines and the science behind the United States’ battles in Vietnam. Full-color photographs will show readers the airplanes, artillery, and chemical weapons that powered the American attack. Firsthand accounts from soldiers who developed and operated these weapons will help readers understand how the development and application of technology can mean the difference between winning and losing the biggest battles in history.
Michèle Ray's segment from the omnibus antiwar film Loin du Vietnam (Far from Vietnam, directed by Joris Ivens et al.) discusses how the “Vietnamese ... For a collection of images of these lighters, see Buchanan's Vietnam Zippos. 6.
Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Nothing Ever Dies, Viet Thanh Nguyen writes. All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the bestselling novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of both the Americans and the Vietnamese.
Military decisions and operations and the soldier's experience in Vietnam are studied in Christian G. Appy, Working Class War (1993) and Patriots (2003); Sheryl Buchanan, Vietnam Zippos (2007);Robert Buzzanco, Masters ofWar (1996); Eric ...
Author: Thomas Paterson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This best-selling text presents the best synthesis of current scholarship available to emphasize the theme of expansionism and its manifestations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
“Part pop art, part military artifact, Zippo lighters were sold in PX stores in-country and engraved with personalized messages and drawings at Vietnamese village stalls,” writes Sherry Buchanan in the glossy Vietnam Zippos.
Author: Jack Pendarvis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Literary Criticism
Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Smokers, survivalists, teenagers, collectors.... The cigarette lighter is a charged, complex, yet often entirely disposable object that moves across these various groups of people, acquiring and emitting different meanings while always supplying its primary function, that of ignition. While the lighter may seem at first a niche object-only for old fashioned cigarette smokers-in this book Jack Pendarvis explodes the lighter as something with deep history, as something with quirky episodes in cultural contexts, and as something that dances with wide ranging taboos and traditions. Pendarvis shows how the lighter tarries with the cheapest ends of consumer culture as much as it displays more profound dramas of human survival, technological advances, and aesthetics. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.
Elsewhere ( Walters 1996 , 1997 ) I have discussed Vietnam Zippos as objects of cultural communication and as important contemporary items of material culture , respectively . а Vietnamese Zippos Zippos were first made in 1932 , and are ...
Author: Jill Forshee
Publisher: University of California International &
Lett to right on this page: Daytona Speedway and the Sears Tower are contemporary specialty lighters, which surround a Vietnam-era Zippo with typical wartime ying. Other specialty lighters le the Vultee classic from 1941, ...
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