This book is a unique study of the Vietnam War that is best called a "memograph" because it combines both the skills and methods of the formal historical monograph with those of the memoirist. Through its monographic lens, this book sheds new light on a number of important aspects of the Vietnam War. Through its memoir lens, the book shows the ways in which war-time issues and policies played out in the lives of the men who fought in Vietnam.
Foreword by Allan R. Millett; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Tet Offensive: Preparing the Battleground and Making Space for the Draft Class of 1968; 2. Training the Draft Class of 1968 and the Vietnam Class of 1969-70; 3. Joining the Vietnam Class of 1969-70; 4. Operation Putnam Wildcat November 1, 1969 - January 18, 1970; 5. Operation Putnam Power January 18, 1970 - February 7, 1970; 6. Operation Hines and Putnam Paragon February 16, 1970 - May 18, 1970; 7. The Diplomatic Song and Dance and Military Preparations for Invasion: April 1, 1970 - May 18, 1970; 8. The Cambodian Invasion May 7 - May 15, 1970; 9. Joining the Vietnam Veterans Class of 1970; Bibliography; Index.