Dear Dr. Spock letters about the Vietnam War to America's favorite baby doctor

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  • Creator edited by Michael S. Foley
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York : New York University Press, c2005.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (293 p.)
  • ISBNs 9780814728499, 0814728499, 9780814727768, 081472776X
  • OCLC ocn779828075, ocn194336762


  • At the height of the Vietnam War, thousands of Americans wrote moving letters to Dr. Benjamin Spock, America's pediatrician and a high-profile opponent of the war. Personal and heartfelt, thoughtful and volatile, these missives from Middle America provide an intriguing glimpse into the conflicts that took place over the dinner table as people wrestled with this divisive war and with their consciences. Providing one of the first clear views of the home front during the war, Dear Dr. Spock collects the best of these letters and offers a window into the minds of ordinary Americans. They wrote to


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • Gunfire in the distance, 1965 -- Into the Quagmire, 1966 -- Polarization, January - October, 1967 -- The antiwar challenge and its discontents, October 1967 - -- February 1968 -- Shock waves : the aftermath of Tet and the ordeal at Home, February - May, 1968 -- The war on trial, May - September, 1968 -- Toward Nixon's war, September 1968 - December, 1969 -- The end of the tunnel, 1970-1972
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