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

"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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