“High school students who led the March for Our Lives this spring are taking the same kinds of risks opponents of the Vietnam War took in their grandparents’ day…. Partridge builds bridges to this audience by using the words of Americans who were young at the time of the Vietnam War, and including a wealth of black-and-white photographs that illuminate diverse American experiences.” New York Times
★ “A necessary, conscientious look at a factious time in American and world history.” Booklist - starred review

★ “A personal, moving foray into the Vietnam War and its impact...Partridge’s narrative storytelling is incisive and masterfully woven together.”  Kirkus - starred review

★ “What makes the book powerful beyond the historical facts, though, is how the war irrefutably changed the people who were there.” School Library Journal - starred review
★ “This indispensable volume brings a wise and humane lens to a confused and brutal conflict.” Horn Book - starred review

★ “The tandem placement of well-written textbook-style information with soul-searing personal dramas makes this compulsively readable while putting events and terms often encountered episodically into context.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books - starred review 
★ “Partridge trains a lens on five men who fought on the ground, plus a medic, a field nurse, and a Vietnamese refugee. The chronicle vividly brings to light their daily lives, the discrimination some encountered, and their loyalties and moral sensitivity to the war’s unending brutality.” Publisher's Weekly - starred review
"Partridge fleshes out this riveting, clear-eyed military history with narratives drawn from extensive interviews with eight individuals, including a Vietnamese refugee, describing their time in country.” Chicago Tribune
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