Distinguished Lecturers
Jerry Lembcke

Jerry Lembcke

Jerry Lembcke is an associate professor of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross and the author of seven books, including The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam (1998), CNN's Tailwind Tail: Inside Vietnam’s Last Great Myth (2003), and Hanoi Jane: War, Sex, and Fantasies of Betrayal (2010). His reviews and opinion pieces have appeared in the American Historical Review, HistoryNewsNet.com, Oral History Review, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, and the National Catholic Reporter. His bibliographic essay, "The War in Vietnam: Studies in Remembrance and Legacy, 2000–2014," appeared in the June 2016 issue of Choice.


OAH Lectures by Jerry Lembcke

drawn from the June 2016 Choice magazine essay by the same title

This lectures compares the competing diagnostic and political/cultural narrative values of PTSD, putting its origins in historical perspective.


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