Looking for a Hero

Looking for a Hero

Author: Peter Maslowski

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496228031

Category: History

Page: 618

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Widely acclaimed as the Vietnam War's most highly decorated soldier, Joe Ronnie Hooper in many ways serves as a symbol for that conflict. His troubled, tempestuous life paralleled the upheavals in American society during the 1960s and 1970s, and his desperate quest to prove his manhood was uncomfortably akin to the macho image projected by three successive presidents in their "tough" policy in Southeast Asia. Looking for a Hero extracts the real Joe Hooper from the welter of lies and myths that swirl around his story; in doing so, the book uncovers not only the complicated truth about an American hero but also the story of how Hooper's war was lost in Vietnam, not at home. Extensive interviews with friends, fellow soldiers, and family members reveal Hooper as a complex, gifted, and disturbed man. They also expose the flaws in his most famous and treasured accomplishment: earning the Medal of Honor. In the distortions, half-truths, and outright lies that mar Hooper's medal of honor file, authors Peter Maslowski and Don Winslow find a painful reflection of the army's inability to be honest with itself and the American public, with all the dire consequences that this dishonesty ultimately entailed. In the inextricably linked stories of Hooper and the Vietnam War, the nature of that deceit, and of America's defeat, becomes clear.
Looking for a Hero
Language: en
Pages: 618
Authors: Peter Maslowski, Don Winslow
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-08 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Widely acclaimed as the Vietnam War's most highly decorated soldier, Joe Ronnie Hooper in many ways serves as a symbol for that conflict. His troubled, tempestuous life paralleled the upheavals in American society during the 1960s and 1970s, and his desperate quest to prove his manhood was uncomfortably akin to
Looking for a Hero
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Debbie Macomber
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-30 - Publisher: MIRA

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Looking for a Hero
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Cathy Hopkins
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-06-01 - Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

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A Hero for Her Heart
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Candice Miller Speare, Nancy Toback
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-01 - Publisher: Barbour Publishing

When Allie’s brother and sister-in-law die in a car accident, Allie is left with the care of their adopted son, Danny—and enormous debt. Now she’s forced to sell part of the farm to make ends meet. Derrick is on a mission. His dying sister’s last wish is to know her
Hailey's Hero
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Judy Duarte
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-15 - Publisher: Harlequin

SHE DIDN'T BELIEVE IN HEROES Hailey Conway believed in making a good, predictable life for herself. Until San Diego detective Nick Granger saved her from a mugger and swept her off her feet—and into bed. Their steamy one-night stand was almost enough to melt the snow that had stranded them