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Vietnam: A View from the Front Lines (Paperback)
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Vietnam: A View from the Front Lines (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 20/04/2015
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From Andrew Wiest, the bestselling author of The Boys of '67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam and one of the leading scholars in the study of the Vietnam War, comes a frank exploration of the human experience during the conflict. Vietnam allows the reader a grunt's-eye-view of the conflict - from the steaming rice paddies and swamps of the Mekong Delta, to the triple-canopy rainforest of the Central Highlands and the forlorn Marine bases that dotted the DMZ. It is the definitive oral history of the Vietnam War told in the uncompromising, no-holds barred language of the soldiers themselves.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472807694
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 317 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"From the testimony of combat veterans and their families, a military historian assembles a unique oral history of America's most controversial war...A smartly composed, affecting memory album of the draftees and volunteers whose service and sacrifice for so long went unacknowledged." "--Kirkus Reviews"
"Wiest has a good feel for the human side of the Vietnam War...[he] asserts that there 'was no single, generic military experience for infantrymen and Marines in Vietnam, ' but he still provides a good sampling of what the war was like for American men fighting at the ground level." "--Publishers Weekly"
"Wiest has put together a creditable oral history of soldiers and Marines who saw combat in the Vietnam War."" --Veteran Magazine"
"Unlike many books about the Vietnam War, "Vietnam: A View from the Frontlines" doesn't attempt to explain why the United States failed in Vietnam. Instead it aims to give the reader a grunt's-eye view of what happened on the battlefields of that tiny, Third World nation a generation ago" "--Failure Magazine"
..".powerful and revealing." "-- The Midwest Book Review "

Wiest has put together a creditable oral history of soldiers and Marines who saw combat in the Vietnam War. "Veteran Magazine"

Wiest has a good feel for the human side of the Vietnam War...[he] asserts that there 'was no single, generic military experience for infantrymen and Marines in Vietnam, ' but he still provides a good sampling of what the war was like for American men fighting at the ground level. "Publishers Weekly"

Unlike many books about the Vietnam War, Vietnam: A View from the Frontlines doesn't attempt to explain why the United States failed in Vietnam. Instead it aims to give the reader a grunt's-eye view of what happened on the battlefields of that tiny, Third World nation a generation ago. "Failure Magazine"

From the testimony of combat veterans and their families, a military historian assembles a unique oral history of America's most controversial war...A smartly composed, affecting memory album of the draftees and volunteers whose service and sacrifice for so long went unacknowledged. "Kirkus Reviews"

...powerful and revealing. "The Midwest Book Review""


"Wiest has put together a creditable oral history of soldiers and Marines who saw combat in the Vietnam War." --Veteran Magazine

"Wiest has a good feel for the human side of the Vietnam War...[he] asserts that there 'was no single, generic military experience for infantrymen and Marines in Vietnam, ' but he still provides a good sampling of what the war was like for American men fighting at the ground level." --Publishers Weekly

"Unlike many books about the Vietnam War, Vietnam: A View from the Frontlines doesn't attempt to explain why the United States failed in Vietnam. Instead it aims to give the reader a grunt's-eye view of what happened on the battlefields of that tiny, Third World nation a generation ago." --Failure Magazine

"From the testimony of combat veterans and their families, a military historian assembles a unique oral history of America's most controversial war...A smartly composed, affecting memory album of the draftees and volunteers whose service and sacrifice for so long went unacknowledged." --Kirkus Reviews

..".powerful and revealing." --The Midwest Book Review

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