Jerry Lembcke

Jerry Lembcke

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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. Most recently, his bibliographic essay, "The War in Vietnam: Studies in Remembrance and Legacy, 2000–2014," appeared in the June 2016 issue of Choice.

Lectures

  • ptsd: Diagnosis or Identity for Post-empire America
  • Commentary on the Burns and Novick Vietnam War Documentary
  • Spat-upon Veterans, Abandoned pows, and "Hanoi Jane": Vietnam and the Making of America's "Great Betrayal" Narrative
  • Spat-upon Vietnam Veterans: Collecting the Stories, Reflecting on Their Meaning
  • The War in Vietnam: Studies in Remembrance and Legacy, 2000–2014 (based on his Choice essay)