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CNN's Tailwind Tale: Inside Vietnam's Last Great Myth
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CNN's Tailwind Tale: Inside Vietnam's Last Great Myth (Hardback)

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Jerry Lembcke delves into the origins of CNN's 1998 story about U.S. soldiers in Vietnam using nerve gas on defectors and how it came to be believed, not only by those who told it, but by news reporters and the public. In his investigation, Lembcke shows that the myth of Operation Tailwind originated in the fiction of popular culture, the unreliability of memory, and the conspiracy-minded, ultra-Right wing, fundamentalist Christian community.

Jerry Lembcke is associate professor of sociology at the College of the Holy Cross. He is the author of The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam and several articles on the news media, popular culture, and public memory about the war in Vietnam. He lives in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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