Vietnam War [2 volumes]: A Topical Exploration and Primary Source Collection (Hardback)James H. Willbanks (editor)
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This detailed two-volume set considers the Vietnam War, one of America's longest and bloodiest wars, from a topical perspective, addressing the main characters and key events of the war and supplying many relevant primary source documents.
* Comprehensively explains how the Vietnam War became one of the United States' longest and bloodiest wars and why it served as a society- and culture-changing event, even for the millions of Americans who were not directly involved in the conflict
* Examines 14 key topics within and surrounding the Vietnam War, ranging from the First Indochina War to the aftermath of the war for both Vietnam and the United States
* Includes key primary source documents, illustrations and maps, an extensive bibliography, and a detailed chronology
Number of pages: 823
"This outstanding set is a must-purchase for public, high school, and college libraries, especially those where Ken Burns' recent documentary on the topic was popular." - Booklist
"The organization of this unique, distinct look into one of the most controversial wars in U.S. history is chronological by major periods, from the first French war in the region to the aftermath of North Vietnam's triumph. . . . Overall, the result is well-balanced and informative. Summing Up: Recommended. All public and academic levels/libraries." - Choice
"These helpful and detailed volumes make many areas of the war accessible to browsers and researchers alike. . . . Readable from cover to cover for history buffs and those interested in a detailed discussion of the war, it is also useful for research or information on any particular Vietnam War topic. . . . This resource will be useful to history classes, for assignments on biographies of any of the individuals profiled, and for those interested in general exploration of topics pertaining to the war. . . . Recommended." - School Library Connection
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