The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War

The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War

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In 2015, it is 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War, but it remains a controversial war among veterans and politicians, while the scars are still very much in evidence on the defoliated landscape and poisoned earth of Vietnam itself.
The war - the first televised war - was to shock the world and divide a nation. In the defence of a theory - that if the South fell the whole region would fall to Communism - the United States spent $145,000 million, dropped eight million tons of bombs and suffered 46,370 fatalities, while 900,000 Vietnamese people were killed.
From Indochina to the fall of Saigon, The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War is a timely account of the 6,000-day conflict in Southeast Asia. Co-written by Andrew Wiest, award-winning historian of the Vietnam War, the lucid text expertly guides the reader through the complex escalation of the conflict, while weaving in many eye-witness accounts. Illustrated throughout with both colour and black & white photographs, the book is a compelling history of one of the most brutal episodes in the modern world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 190.5 x 246.38 x 25.4mm | 975.22g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 280 photos and artworks; 280 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782742883
  • 9781782742883
  • 44,508

Table of contents

One
In the Footsteps of the French

Two
Taking a Stand Against Communism

Three
Rolling Thunder

Four
Search and Destroy

Five
From the Sea

Six
Holding the DMZ

Seven
The Riverine War

Eight
The Tet Offensive

Nine
Strategy at a Crossroads

Ten
Secret War

Eleven
The Home Front

Twelve
The South Fights Alone

Thirteen
The South Falls

Fourteen
The Legacy of Vietnam

Chronology
Statistics & Bibliography
Index
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I think for anyone under 40 years of age, who didn't live through the time, then this will make for some interesting reading. * DetailScaleView 02/12/2015 *
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About Andrew Weist

Dr Chris McNab is a writer and editor specialising in military history, with a major research interest in the evolution of modern manoeuvre warfare. He has written or contributed to numerous titles, including Campaigns of World War II, Order of Battle: German Kriegsmarine, Order of Battle: German Luftwaffe, World War II Data Book: The Third Reich, 1933-45 and World War II Data Book: The SS, 1923-45.
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