Charles Neu is the author of many famous books, and also edited and co-edited many, many more. He graduated from Northwestern University with his bachelor’s degree, then went to Harvard University to receive his Ph.D. Once Neu finished with his schooling, he moved on to teach as a History Professor at Brown University from 1970 to 2003. While teaching there, Neu chaired the Department of History for six years and in 1998 was awarded the Barrett Hazeltine Citation For Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching. He finished teaching after 2003 and became the Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Miami. Also, he has conducted NEH Summer Seminars for schoolteachers and college professors six times.
The Vietnam War is one of America’s most significant historical events. Many people today don’t realize the impact that the Vietnam War had on the world then and on our world today. Charles E. Neu realized the importance of this major event and wanted to document the years 1945-1975 in his book: America’s Lost War. He wanted other people to realize how import this event was.
Neu’s statements in the book let you know how important the Vietnam War actually was. Neu strategically places events with places in the book also which are used to touch the reader’s heart. The book goes through each stage of the Vietnam War and then after it usually has what America’s response or the president’s response. Charles E. Neu proved the thesis that the Vietnam War was important by documenting all of the things that happened. By stating facts then telling the response of what happened it confirms his thesis that the Vietnam War was very important and it still impacts our world today.
By the way Neu wrote this book, you can tell he is extremely professional. He strenuously documented each stage of the Vietnam War and put responses and pictures to go with it. For example, he wrote a chapter about the Transformation of the War. In this chapter he clearly...