Enduring Vietnam book cover
James Wright '64a, President Emeritus and Eleazar Wheelock Professor of History

In Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War, President Emeritus James Wright ’64a reminded us of the human face of combat. He provided a full and critical overview of the steps that led a generation to the war and how Americans’ relationship to this conflict changed. Through the stories of those Americans who fought in Vietnam, including Dartmouth men, he provides a close look at the combat experience, what drove the young people who served, how Washington-based policy affected them, and the cold welcome so many experienced when they came home.