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Vietnam War (America at War) by Maurice Isserman 0816049378 9780816049370
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Vietnam War (America at War) by Maurice Isserman

Praise for the previous edition: Statistics are interwoven in the text for a meaningful presentation. Interspersed throughout are quotes from personal interviews, letters, government memos, newspapers and memoirs, all of which add an eyewitness flavor...Recommended. - The Book Report This riveting history includes a clear discussion of the roots of U.S. involvement in Indochina in the days just after World War II and goes on to explore the varied and complex motives behind Americas effort to halt the spread of communism in Asia. In clear, lucid prose, Maurice Isserman explores the critical questions surrounding the United States experience in Vietnam: What led President Lyndon B. Johnson to commit combat troops in 1965? How was it possible for North Vietnamese to suffer a military defeat in the Tet Offensive in 1968 and yet achieve a political victory? What has America learned from the experience of fighting in Vietnam? The need for objective and accurate information about the Vietnam War has never been greater than it is today. This excellent resource is a perfect starting point for students who want to get the facts about this tragic episode in American history. New box features cover topics such as why the counterculture flourished during the war; how the war helped win Nixon the election and lose him the presidency; and why Vietnam continues to haunt Americans.

Author: Maurice Isserman

Language: English

Edition: Updated

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 192

Publisher: Facts on File

Publication Date: 2003-04-01

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