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Vietnam Zippos

American Soldiers" Engravings and Stories (1965-1973)

by Sherry Buchanan

  • 233 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by University Of Chicago Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: Vietnam War,
  • Demonstrations & protest movements,
  • Man-made objects depicted in art (architectural, mechanical, etc),
  • c 1960 to c 1970,
  • c 1970 to c 1980,
  • Antiques & Collectibles,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History - U.S.,
  • Antiques/Collectibles,
  • USA,
  • Military - United States,
  • Military - Vietnam War,
  • Popular Culture - General,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • History / United States / 20th Century,
  • Tobacco-Related,
  • Cigar lighters,
  • Collectors and collecting,
  • Equipment and supplies,
  • Personal narratives, American,
  • United States,
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9769057M
    ISBN 100226078280
    ISBN 109780226078281
    OCLC/WorldCa145378613

      A glossy book of his work is being prepared for publication next year titled “Vietnam Zippo” (Asia Ink, London). All this, he said, in the interest of “going deeper and deeper in pursuit of. Get this from a library! Vietnam Zippos. [Sherry Buchanan] -- This book showcases the engravings made by U.S. soldiers on their lighters during the height of the conflict, from to Sherry Buchanan tells the fascinating story of how the Zippo became a.

    This makes the market for Zippo lighters stronger today than ever before. Zippo-mania is not only sweeping the United States, but the world as well. This book is a must for all collectors and lovers of Americana. It contains a sequential history of Zippo series, /5(20). To detect the zippos from the first category check the zippo date according to the dating card supplied by the zippo firm. For the years between and (Vietnam war ended in April ) the codes are: four vertical bars each side of the italicized zippo logo for

    This book showcases for the first time the personalized Zippo engravings by American soldiers made during the Vietnam War (â). Drawn from the collection of American artist Bradford Edwards and other private collections, the chrome-plated brass bears witness to the uncensored feelings of young men at war; their testimony is shocking, and both hilarious and poignant in its bitter satire/5(33).   Edwards, who used many of the lighters to illustrate the book Vietnam Zippos: American Soldiers’ Engravings and Stories (with Sherry Buchanan, University of .


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Sherry Buchanan is an independent scholar, author, and publisher of Asian and Vietnamese contemporary art, history, and culture. A former features editor at the Wall Street Journal, she has served as a columnist for the International Herald Tribune in Brussels, Paris, London, and Hong Kong/5(44).

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The book is organized with pictures of zippo lighters from the war. The zippo was an iconic item coming from the war. The servicemen would have quotes, saying and other things inscribed on their zippo. It is an interesting trip through the war culture of the time from the guys who fought it.

Love the book/5(44). Vietnam Zippos - Sherry Buchanan - Google Books. We are the unwilling, led by the unqualified, doing the unnecessary for the ungrateful --from an engraving on a Vietnam-era Zippo lighter Injournalist Morley Safer followed the United States Marines on a search and destroy mission into Cam Ne.

When the Marines he accompanied reached the village, they ordered the civilians there to evacuate their homes 5/5(2). The most well entertainingly and imformatively written military collectors book I ever read-- and the author is a cool dude.

EVERY guise of Vietnam Zippo made is depicted in clear photographs, lists of US ships in Nam, how to spot fakes, history and background without boring you to death.5/5(10).

This remarkable collection of Zippo lighters from the Vietnam War were complied by Bradford Edwards during the s – long before the current demand for mementos from the conflict created the swirling blackmarket in fake Zippos that now. zippo —“u.s.s. tutuila” with engraving of pic of ship — “vietnam ”.

Vietnam Zippos – Book Review By Jerry D. Morelock. Book Review – Vietnam Zippos: American Soldiers’ Engravings and Stories,by Sherry Buchanan (University of Chicago Press, ); pages, color plates, $25; Website: History in Their Pockets – The Zippos GIs Carried in Vietnam.

For at least the last quarter-century, historians have been championing. Vietnam Zippos by Sherry Buchanan. Among her other books are Tran Trung Tin: Painting and Poems from Vietnam and Vietnam Behind the Lines.

Author Sherry Buchanan. Title Vietnam Zippos 5/5(1). Vietnam Zippos by Sherry Buchanan. She is the publisher of Asia Ink and the author of several books on art, history and culture.

Author Sherry s: 1. These engraved Zippo lighters from the Vietnam War have become such popular collectors’ items that a number of books have been written about them. A booming market in fake Zippos purporting to be genuine items used by US servicemen exploded in Vietnam in the decades following the war.

‘[Vietnam Zippos] documents what the author, Sherry Buchanan, calls ‘amulets and talismans bringing the keeper invulnerability, good luck and protection against evil.’ Sadly, these personalized mementos also served as last testaments for many who were killed in action This book, well designed and photographed by Misha Anikst, offers a.

Vietnam Zippos book - Sherry Buchanan. Vietnam Zippos book - Sherry Buchanan. Skip navigation Sign in. Zippo Vietnam Capheda Club - Duration: zippocollector00 28, views. But as this stunning book attests, the Zippo was far more than an instrument of death and destruction.

For the American soldiers who wielded them, they were a vital form of social protest as well. Vietnam Zippos showcases the engravings made by U.S. soldiers on their lighters during the height of the conflict, from to /5(60). But as this stunning book attests, the Zippo was far more than an instrument of death and destruction.

For the American soldiers who wielded them, they were a vital form of social protest as well. "Vietnam Zippos" showcases the engravings made by U.S.

soldiers on their lighters during the height of the conflict, from to   This book showcases for the first time the personalized Zippo engravings by American soldiers made during the Vietnam War ().

Drawn from the collection of American artist Bradford Edwards and other private collections, the chrome-plated brass bears witness to the uncensored feelings of young men at war; their testimony is shocking, and both hilarious and poignant in its bitter /5(60).

Vietnam Zippos: American Soldiers’ Engravings and Stories (), Buchanan. BUY. Paper $ ISBN: Published February For Sale in USA and Canada Only. [Vietnam Zippos] documents what the author, Sherry Buchanan, calls 'amulets and talismans bringing the keeper invulnerability, good luck and protection against evil.' Sadly, these personalized mementos also served as last testaments for many who were killed in action This book, well designed and photographed by Misha Anikst, offers a /5(6).But as this stunning book attests, the Zippo was far more than an instrument of death and destruction.

For the American soldiers who wielded them, they were a vital form of social protest as well. Vietnam Zippos showcases the engravings made by U.S. soldiers on their lighters during the height of the conflict, from to Price: $A fascinating and specialized military cultural history that is a unique and recommended contribution to the growing library of Vietnam War historiesSteven Heller "Midwest Book Review" During the Vietnam War, the Zippo lighter was an indispensable part of a GI's uniform/5(6).