Two shows enlist their spectators as witnesses, exhorting the Americans in the room to consider what our nation is doing in our name.
Max Hastings’s “Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975” condemns all sides for corruption, cynicism and outright cruelty.
Elizabeth Partridge’s “Boots on the Ground” includes some disturbing images and facts. But today’s activist teenagers can handle a fuller account of American conduct during the war.
Hersh’s memoir, “Reporter,” describes his fruitful, if acrimonious, relationships with the editors and publications in his life, including The Times.
Emile de Antonio’s documentary about Vietnam landed in 1969, right in the middle of the still-developing disaster.
When the rock musical opened on Broadway in April 1968, our critic called it the first “in some time to have the authentic voice of today.”
David Loeb Weiss’s 1968 documentary, “No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger,” conveys the anger of black antiwar protesters.
A champion of photojournalism, he worked at Life, The New York Times and other publications. His colleagues included many celebrated photographers.
The monumental documentary about war and guilt is making its television premiere on HBO2.