Return to Vietnam: An Oral History of American and Australian Veterans' Journeys
Published October 2021 by Cambridge University Press
Since the 1980s, thousands of American and Australian veterans have returned to Việt Nam. This oral history tells their story.
‘The return journeys to Vietnam of American and Australian war veterans raise complex questions involving memory, responsibility, and repentance. In this first-rate work of historical scholarship, Mia Martin Hobbs expertly addresses them. Perceptive, sophisticated, and engagingly written, Return to Vietnam is a book I've been waiting for years for somebody to write.'
Scott Laderman - University of Minnesota, Duluth
‘Original, thought-provoking, and multi-dimensional, Return to Vietnam offers readers a comparative perspective on American and Australian veteran travels to Vietnam since 1975. Mia Martin Hobbs grounds this book in rich, and sometime searing, oral histories. She succeeds in achieving an impressive balance between presenting veterans' personal accounts and offering her own powerful analysis of memory, national commemoration, personal trauma, and war.'
Jana K. Lipman - Tulane University
WINNER, Oral History Australia Book Award, 2022
Shortlisted for the Memory Studies Association First Book Award, 2023