C. David Thomas

Agent Orange: An American Legacy in Vietnam

C. David Thomas

Agent Orange: An American Legacy in Vietnam



Edition Size



Digital print




Artist Book


11 × 8 × 4 in



$ 1,200.00


AGENT ORANGE An American Legacy in Vietnam by C. David Thomas with an introduction by Catherine Karnow

The subject of this sixty-one-page artist’s book is Agent Orange, the deadly dioxin-contaminated defoliant used in Vietnam between 1961 and 1971. The book is printed by inkjet using archival ink and paper. The book is presented in a lacquered wood and curved composite box 11 x 8 x 4 inches. The book is signed, numbered, and printed in an edition of 50.

All of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the Indochina Arts Partnership (50%) and the War Legacies Project (50%).

The Indochina Arts Partnership (IAP), a non-profit organization based in Wellesley, MA, has been initiating and coordinating cultural and educational programs between the United States and Vietnam since 1987. This includes the groundbreaking 1989 exhibition “As Seen by Both Sides” and the award-winning documentary “An Opportunity Was Missed” by Ho Chi Minh City filmmaker Nguyen Mong Long.

The War Legacies Project (WLP) is a not-for-profit organization based in Vermont, USA that provides comprehensive support to families heavily affected by the long-term impacts of war in Southeast Asia. WLP addresses the long-term health and environmental consequences of Agent Orange and other herbicides used in the Vietnam War through coordinating programs in Southeast Asia to mitigate the impact of Agent Orange/Dioxin

“The Viet Nam war ended in 1975, Agent Orange did not, its toxic dangers still live on; David Thomas, himself a veteran of that war, gives us a powerful and haunting report on AO and its continuing destructive impact forty years after the guns went silent.”
— Bernard Kalb