Dr. Erin McCoy with her new book, “A War Tour of Viet Nam.”

Dr. Erin McCoy, Associate Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at USCB, has released a new book titled “A War Tour of Viet Nam.”

Based on extensive research and interviews, her book examines the cultural history of the Vietnam War and its lasting impact on the regions where it was fought. She examines popular songs as vehicles for expressing ideas about race, patriotism, protest and other defining concepts of the Vietnam War era. 

Part history, part travelogue, this new work reveals that – 50 years after it ended – the war’s legacy is very much alive in the places where it was fought and in the memories of those who survived it.

As part of her research for A War Tour of Viet Nam, USCB’s Erin McCoy toured the Ha Long Bay area near the Gulf of Tonkin, where the war began and where the Japanese-turned-Vietnamese Hospital Cave Viet Nam War site is located.

The 206-page book includes photographs taken by McCoy during her research trips, and touches on North and South Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Australia, and the United States.

The book is available on mcfarlandbooks.com, Amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

For more information, contact McCoy at emccoy@uscb.edu or 843-208-8365.