In 2017, New-York Historical opened The Vietnam War: 1945–1975, a wide-ranging exhibition that chronicled America’s long, complex, and painful involvement in Vietnam and its effects on our politics and society at home. Our Public Programs series explored many angles on this theme, so listen to two below: the first is a conversation between author Max Boot and moderator General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus about Boot’s book Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam, and the second, is a talk with MSNBC broadcaster Lawrence O’Donnell on his book about the chaotic 1968 presidential election, Playing with Fire.
Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
Dec. 19, 2017
Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election
Nov. 19 2017
Top image: Vietnam memorial soldiers by Frederick Hart, Washington, D.C. (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)