The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History [4 volumes]: A Political, Social, and Military History (Google eBook)

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Spencer C. Tucker
ABC-CLIO, May 20, 2011 - History - 1804 pages
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The Vietnam War lasted more than a decade, was the longest war in U.S. history, and cost the lives of nearly 60,000 American soldiers, as well as millions of Vietnameseómany of whom were uninvolved civilians. The lessons learned from this tragic conflict continue to have great relevance in today's world.

Now in its second edition, The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History adds an entire additional volume of entries to the already exhaustive first edition, making it the most comprehensive reference available about one of the most controversial events in U.S. history. Written to provide multidimensional perspectives into the conflict, it covers not only the American experience in Vietnam, but also the entire scope of Vietnamese history, including the French experience and the Indochina War, as well as the origins of the conflict, how the United States became involved, and the extensive aftermath of this prolonged war. It also provides the most complete and accurate order of battle ever published, based upon data compiled from Vietnamese sources. This latest release delivers even more of what readers have come to expect from the editorship of Spencer C. Tucker and the military history experts at ABC-CLIO.

  

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Tucker's update of the 1999 edition claims to be "the most comprehensive reference work on the war to appear in print." The first three volumes feature 1200-plus alphabetically arranged, plainly ... Read full review

Contents

HP
iii
QZ
iii
Documents
iii
Unit Designations
1679
Military Ranks
1683
Order of Battle
1691
Chronology
1731
Glossary
1765
Selected Bibliography
1779
List of Editors and Contributors
1789
Categorical Index
1795
Index
1
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