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10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War
10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War by Philip Caputo 0689862318 9780689862311
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10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War by Philip Caputo

It was the war that lasted ten thousand days. The war that inspired scores of songs. The war that sparked dozens of riots. And in this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Philip Caputo writes about our countrys most controversial war -- the Vietnam War -- for young readers. From the first stirrings of unrest in Vietnam under French colonial rule, to American intervention, to the battle at Hamburger Hill, to the Tet Offensive, to the fall of Saigon,10,000 Days of Thunderexplores the war that changed the lives of a generation of Americans and that still reverberates with us today.Included within10,000 Days of Thunderare personal anecdotes from soldiers and civilians, as well as profiles and accounts of the actions of many historical luminaries, both American and Vietnamese, involved in the Vietnam War, such as Richard M. Nixon, General William C. Westmoreland, Ho Chi Minh, Joe Galloway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson, and General Vo Nguyen Giap. Caputo also explores the rise of Communism in Vietnam, the roles that women played on the battlefield, the antiwar movement at home, the participation of Vietnamese villagers in the war, as well as the far-reaching impact of the wars aftermath.Caputos dynamic narrative is highlighted by stunning photographs and key campaign and battlefield maps, making10,000 Days of ThunderTHE consummate book on the Vietnam War for kids.

Author: Philip Caputo

Language: English

Edition: 1ST

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 128

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 2005-10-01

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ISBN: 0689862318

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