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Philip Napoli: Oral History of NYC Vietnam Vets

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Brooklyn College History professor and oral historian Philip Napoli joins us to discuss his book Bringing It All Back Home, an oral history of the war and homecoming experiences of New York City's Vietnam Veterans.  Through an extraordinary collection of stories and recollections, Phil paints a mosaic of the war's impact on the lives of a large group of young New Yorkers. In this interview, we discuss the nature of oral history, as well as recount, briefly, some of the stories in the book

An assistant professor of history at Brooklyn College, where he also directs the Veterans Oral History Project, Napoli was one of the chief researchers for Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation and An Album of Memories. He lives in New York City.