"McEldowney never imagined that her journal would see the light of day, and, as a consequence, it has an appealing off-the-cuff quality. Hanoi Journal 1967 is informative in all sorts of ways, and when [McEldowney] is not meticulously cataloguing the finer details of North Vietnamese society - the organization its factories, neighborhoods, schools, and women's organizations - and gathering evidence of American bombing and the resulting atrocities, it is entertaining as well.—Women's Review of Books
""What emerges from a reading of Hanoi Journal, 1967 is not only an understanding of an eighteen-day trip to Vietnam in 1967, but also a testament to the power of journals and other personal records in the study of history. Archivists will find this publication to be useful for instruction and also a pleasing model for the publication of primary sources.""—American Archivist
""This is a remarkable document in both subject matter and perspective. . . . Carol McEldowney's skill in personal expression makes this journal a rare gift from the past.""—Mary Hershberger, author of Traveling to Vietnam:
American Peace Activists and the War
""McEldowney's journal makes a very substantial contribution to Vietnam War scholarship. Her combination of tireless reporting and analyzing, criticism and self-criticism, is unmatched by any other visitor I have read. . . . It also has a strong feminist angle, and is all the more amazing for having been written by one so young.""—Carol Brightman, author of Total Insecurity:
The Myth of American Omnipotence"