More than three decades after the withdrawal of American troops from Southeast Asia, the Vietnam War still resonates in political and cultural discourse and motivates vibrant historical inquiry. The eminent scholars featured in ""The War That Never Ends"" present the newest perspectives on the war in Vietnam, from the homefront to Ho Chi Minh City, from government halls to the hotbeds of activist opposition. The seventeen essays compiled by David L. Anderson and John Ernst examine Vietnamese as well as American experiences of the grueling conflict, breaking new ground on questions relating to gender, religion, ideology, media, and public opinion. ""The War That Never Ends"" sheds new light on the evolving historical meanings of the Vietnam War, its enduring influence on current matters of global significance, and its potential to influence American foreign policy, in times of peace and war.
David L. Anderson is dean of the College of University Studies and Programs at California State University, Monterey Bay, and past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. His publications include The Vietnam War and Shadow on the White House: Presidents and the Vietnam War. John Ernst is professor of history at Morehead State University and the author of Forging a Fateful Alliance: Michigan State University and the Vietnam War.