How The Vietnam War Changed An Entire Generation Forever, For Good And Ill

Mission Viejo, CA – November 16, 2015 – This book is one of the very few books written about the Vietnam era that delve into what caused the 60s to be so different from the 50s or any decade before or since.

In Longworth, (USD $6.72 Kindle, publisher Outskirts), author J Russell Smith, also known as Rusty, has written about the Vietnam War from the perspective of those who lived through the times and how they reacted to it. How young men and women handled the uncertainty and how the war caused, in many cases, irreparable rifts between the youth and their parents.

“This is a story of a young man drifting through life, seemingly without a concrete purpose, who gets caught up in events totally beyond his control.” Smith continues to describe his book, “How those events and his subsequent actions changed his life, along with most of his contemporaries, beyond recognition. How sea-change events can shape our lives without our full knowledge in both a positive and/or negative way.”

Smith has spent a lifetime fighting for a sense of moral justice, on both a personal level and on a broader stage. His experiences in the Vietnam War and his graduate studies in intellectual history and political theory allow him to bring both an intimate perspective and a scholar’s analysis to the writing of Longworth.

Longworth has received positive reviews. “Longworth hit the mark on what many people in the mid to late 60s experienced. You don’t need to have experienced Viet Nam to appreciate the book. It has experiences that we all have gone through in life or if young, could go through in your life.”

Smith is on a ten day virtual book blog tour beginning on Monday, November 9th and ending on Friday, November 20th, 2015 organized by Book Marketing Services,

Longworth by J Russell Smith
Publisher: Outskirts Press (October 7, 2013)
ISBN numbers: ISBN-10: 1478702788 and ISBN-13:978-1478702788
Kindle: $6.72   Nook Book: $8.50

Longworth is available from and Barnes&Nobel.

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