The American War: Vietnam 1960-1975

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Bookmarks, 2001 - History - 235 pages
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A short history of the 'American War' from the point of view of the peasants and GIs who fought it. Provides a vivid ground view account of the Vietnam War explaining why the Americans went in, why the Vietnamese fought until the end, and what the legacy has been for both sides in the decades since. He draws a clear distinction between the goals and actions of the American government and the motivations and experiences of what were mostly working-class troops. Acclaimed as The Best Short History of the Vietnam War.

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Another one of my short reviews....This book needed an editor more than any book I've ever read. Absolutely loaded with mistakes from scanning, typesetting, or the editor just being unfamiliar with ... Read full review

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The war in Iraq and September 11th probably will be the defining event of the youth of the United States today when we look back in a few decades, in much the same way the war in Vietnam defined a ... Read full review


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