Frances FitzGerald

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BOOKS BY FRANCES FITZGERALD


Fire in the Lake: the Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam (1972) received the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bancroft Prize for history. “If Americans read only one book to understand what we have done to the Vietnamese and to ourselves, let it be this one,” wrote historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.1972: Hardcover: 491 pages Publisher: Little Brown & Co (T); 3rd printing edition (August 1972) Language: English ISBN-10: 0316284238 ISBN-13: 978-0316284233

America Revised: History School Books in Twentieth Century (1979) traces the changes in the textbook interpretations of American history and the politics of textbook publishing. C. Van Woodword in in the NYRB wrote: “Her major contribution has been to shed light on the reasons why generation after generation have been deprived…of any real sense of history, or the place of their country in history…” 1979: Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Little Brown & Co (T); 1st edition (June 1979) Language: English ISBN-10: 0316284246 ISBN-13: 978-0316284240

Cities on a Hill: A Journey Through Contemporary Cultures (1986) looks at four modern Utopian experiments: the gay community in San Francisco’s Castro district; the fundamentalist community of Jerry Falwell, the pastor who founded the Moral Majority; the Sun City retirement community near Tampa, Florida; and the free love commune of the Indian guru, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, in Oregon.1987: Paperback: 416 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Touchstone Edition, First Printing edition (November 15, 1987) Language: English ISBN-10: 0671645617 ISBN-13: 978-0671645618

Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War (2000) won the Los Angeles Times award for non-fiction and was selected as one of the New York Times ten best books of the year. It was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the Frances Parkman prize for history.2000: Hardcover: 592 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster (April 7, 2000) Language: English ISBN-10: 0684844168 ISBN-13: 978-0684844169

Vietnam: Spirits of the Earth (2001) was the result of a collaboration between FitzGerald and the photographer, Mary Cross, who revisited Vietnam together in 1999 to create a vivid look at contemporary post-war Vietnam. They show the revival of traditional culture in north and central Vietnam, the progress of the economy and then tensions within Vietnamese society.2001: Hardcover: 204 pages Publisher: Bulfinch (November 9, 2001) Language: English ISBN-10: 0821227424 ISBN-13: 978-0821227428