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    Vietnam: A View from the Front Lines (General Military) (Hardback) By (author) Andrew Wiest

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    DescriptionThe Vietnam War ripped America apart and charted the nation's tumultuous future. In their tens of thousands, young men went off to fight in what was an initially popular war only to face defeat and acrimony as national resolve wavered - and returned home to a nation that reviled them and tried to forget about them. Written by Andrew Wiest, the bestselling author of The Boys of '67: Charlie Company's War in Vietnam this book traces the American experience of Vietnam from the war's popular inception to its morale-crushing and bitter conclusion. Based on rich collection housed at the Center of Military History and at the Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech, 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 to the forlorn Marine bases that dotted the DMZ. The stories contained within these pages detail everything from heroism and battle to helicopters hitting the landing zones and death and injury. In their own words, this is a true and grippingly accurate portrait of the American war in Vietnam through the eyes of the men and women who fought in that far away land, and those they left behind.


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    Title
    Vietnam
    Subtitle
    A View from the Front Lines
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Wiest
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 576 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849089722
    ISBN 10: 1849089728
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJP
    BIC subject category V2: BTM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMV
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A44097500
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS2
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027070, HIS027120
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A16424656
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJP, 1FMV
    DC22: 959.70434092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000, HIS027110
    DC22: 959.704/30922
    DC23: 959.7043
    LC classification: DS559.5 .V49 2012
    Thema V1.0: NHWR, NHWL, NHWR9, DNXM
    Illustrations note
    16 MONO; 16 COLOUR
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    23 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Andrew Wiest is Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has written or edited several books on the Vietnam War, including Vietnam's Forgotten Army (which won the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award), Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land: The Vietnam War Revisited, and America and the Vietnam War: Re-examining the Culture and History of a Generation. Dr. Wiest has also served as a visiting professor at both the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and the United States Air Force Air War College.
    Review quote
    A smartly composed, affecting memory album of the draftees and volunteers whose service and sacrifice for so long went unacknowledged. - Kirkus
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1960-1966: The Years of the Build-Up. 1967: Search and Destroy Tet! 1968-1969: The Year of Victory 1970: Cambodia and Vietnamization 1970-1973: Ending America's War in Vietnam 1975: Epilogue