Richard B. Verrone
Office:146 Holden Hall
Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Richard Verrone specializes in the recent history of the United States and teaches a variety of courses in U.S. history for the department as well as for the Honors College. Dr. Verrone also serves as the Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of History. Before coming to History, he served as the Undergraduate Research Coordinator for the TTU Honors College and as an Oral Historian and head of the Oral History Project at the Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech.
Dr. Verrone holds a B.A. in History from Hampden-Sydney College, an MA from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University.
Voices From Vietnam: Eyewitness Accounts of the War, 1954-1975
The political and military struggles in Vietnam consumed the resources of both the East and the West. Once the United States committed its armed forces in 1965 to defend South Vietnam's independence, the conflict took on epic dimensions. The Vietnam War marked the largest commitment of American combat forces since World War II and, until the war in Afghanistan, was the longest war in U.S. history. This remarkable collection of human stories from all sides of the conflict charts the war from its opening stages to the dramatic evacuation of Saigon in April 1975. Compiled from hundreds of interviews with veterans and eye-witnesses, and including rare archival photographs, Voices from Vietnam provides a unique insight into one of the most socially and politically divisive wars in American history.