The Vietnam ReaderThe Vietnam Reader



From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author: Stewart O'Nan

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307489746

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Page: 736

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The Vietnam Reader is a selection of the finest and best-known art from the American war in Vietnam, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film, still photos, and popular song lyrics. All the strongest work is here, from mainstream bestsellers to radical poetry, from Tim O'Brien to Marvin Gaye. Also included are incisive reader's questions--useful for educators and book clubs--in a volume that makes an essential contribution to a wider understanding of the Vietnam War. This authoritative and accessible volume is sure to become a classic reference, as well as indispensable and provocative reading for anyone who wants to know more about the war that changed the face of late-twentieth-century America. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War



The text features documents that foster discussion on the continuing debates about the causes, consequences and morality of the US intervention.

Author: Edward Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405196772

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Page: 296

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The Vietnam War is an outstanding collection of primary documents related to America’s conflict in Vietnam which includes a balance of original American and Vietnamese perspectives, providing a uniquely varied range of insights into both American and Vietnamese experiences. Includes substantial non-American content, including many original English translations of Vietnamese-authored texts which showcase the diversity and complexity of Vietnamese experiences during the war Contains original American documents germane to the continuing debates about the causes, consequences and morality of the US intervention Incorporates personal histories of individual Americans and Vietnamese Introductory headnotes place each document in context Features a range of non-textual documents, including iconic photographs and political cartoons

Vietnam A ReaderVietnam A Reader



Vietnam A Reader goes beyond the day when the last shot was fired in anger and covers the period when America tried to forget the war and its veterans, the initially controversial Vietnam War Memorial and the ongoing process of ...

Author: David Zabecki

Publisher: ibooks

ISBN: 9781596877160

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Page: 330

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A COMPELLING NEW EXAMINATION OF THE VIETNAM WAR BY VIETNAM MAGAZINE, AMERICA'S MOST DISTINGUISHED PUBLICATION ON THE VIETNAM WAR Vietnam A Reader brings to life as never before the many complexities -- the people, battles and strategies -- that made this tragic, heroic chapter in America's history unique. Vietnam A Reader goes beyond the day when the last shot was fired in anger and covers the period when America tried to forget the war and its veterans, the initially controversial Vietnam War Memorial and the ongoing process of reconciliation and healing that has occurred since its dedication.

The American Experience in VietnamThe American Experience in Vietnam



Essays discuss America's strategy during the Vietnam War, what it was like to fight there, the role of the press, the antiwar movement, and American guilt over the war

Author: Grace Sevy

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806123907

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Page: 334

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Essays discuss America's strategy during the Vietnam War, what it was like to fight there, the role of the press, the antiwar movement, and American guilt over the war

A Vietnam War ReaderA Vietnam War Reader



A Vietnam War Reader, edited by Michael Hunt, is a unique collection of shocking lived experiences, directly from the mouths and the pens of those soldiers, politicians and citizens who lived through the days of the Vietnam War and its ...

Author: Michael Hunt

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141946665

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Page: 256

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Nixon: I'd rather use a nuclear bomb. Have you got that ready? Kissinger: Now that, I think, would just be, uh, too much, uh - Nixon: A nuclear bomb, does that bother you? [Kissinger response virtually inaudible] Nixon: I just want you to think big, Henry, for Christ's sake! A Vietnam War Reader, edited by Michael Hunt, is a unique collection of shocking lived experiences, directly from the mouths and the pens of those soldiers, politicians and citizens who lived through the days of the Vietnam War and its bloody aftermath. Including testimony from both American and Vietnamese sources, the Reader contains such diverse documents as Ho Chi Minh's report to the Communist Party, a secret memo from the CIA on the Vietcong and a 1966 letter from a junior officer to his family, describing his growing doubts about the war. Transcripts show the casual conversations and public press conferences that would lead to millions of deaths, revealing the terrible dilemmas faced by those in power, and on the ground. Pham Van Dong: If the United States dares to start a limited war, we will fight it, and will win it. Mao Zedong: Yes, you can win it.

The Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War



Historical Readers introduce students to key events and issues in our history through the voices of people who experienced them firsthand.

Author: Nextext

Publisher: McDougal Littell/Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 061800369X

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Page: 288

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Arranged chronologically, uses source documents and illustrations to introduce the key events and issues of the Vietnam War.

Touring NamTouring Nam



By compiling letters, memoirs, stories, and historic accounts by such authors as Philip Caputo, Asa Baber, Tim O'Brien, and others, the editors offer an in-depth look at the war and the men who fought it

Author: Martin H. Greenberg

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 0688153887

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Page: 420

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By compiling letters, memoirs, stories, and historic accounts by such authors as Philip Caputo, Asa Baber, Tim O'Brien, and others, the editors offer an in-depth look at the war and the men who fought it

The Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War



Why was the Vietnam War of such global significance and how has it affected people on both sides of the conflict? This book seeks to relate the overall events and chronology of the war and show its impact on everyday lives.

Author: Cath Senker

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406234978

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Page: 80

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This series relates the overall chronology of major wars and shows their impact on everyday lives. Each book explores what the main events were, who the significant leaders and participants were, and what the strategic and technological nature of the conflicts were.

The Columbia Guide to the Vietnam WarThe Columbia Guide to the Vietnam War



Written by a renowned scholar of the conflict, The Columbia Guide to the Vietnam War provides students and researchers with the materials to think seriously about the conflict's many paradoxes and ramifications.

Author: David L. Anderson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231114931

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Page: 308

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The Vietnam War remains a major point of reference in discussions of U.S. foreign policy and national character. The lessons and legacies of the most divisive event in U.S. history in the twentieth century are hotly debated to this day. Written by a renowned scholar of the conflict, The Columbia Guide to the Vietnam War provides students and researchers with the materials to think seriously about the conflict's many paradoxes and ramifications.

What Was the Vietnam War What Was the Vietnam War



Learn how the United States ended up fighting for twenty years in a remote country on the other side of the world. The Vietnam War was as much a part of the tumultuous Sixties as Flower Power and the Civil Rights Movement.

Author: Jim O'Connor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781524789794

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Page: 112

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Learn how the United States ended up fighting for twenty years in a remote country on the other side of the world. The Vietnam War was as much a part of the tumultuous Sixties as Flower Power and the Civil Rights Movement. Five US presidents were convinced that American troops could end a war in the small, divided country of Vietnam and stop Communism from spreading in Southeast Asia. But they were wrong, and the result was the death of 58,000 American troops. Presenting all sides of a complicated and tragic chapter in recent history, Jim O'Connor explains why the US got involved, what the human cost was, and how defeat in Vietnam left a lasting scar on America.

The Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War



In The Vietnam War, kids ages 12 to 15 explore the global conditions and history that gave rise to the Vietnam War, the reasons why the United States became increasingly embroiled in the conflict, and the varied causes of its shocking ...

Author: Barbara Diggs

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 9781619306592

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Page: 151

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More than 58,000 American troops and military personnel died in the humid jungles and muddy rivers of Vietnam during the 20-year conflict called the Vietnam War. Why? What were they fighting for? And how could the world’s most powerful and technologically advanced military be defeated by a small, poverty-stricken country? These questions have haunted the U.S. government, the military, and the American public for nearly a half century. In The Vietnam War, kids ages 12 to 15 explore the global conditions and history that gave rise to the Vietnam War, the reasons why the United States became increasingly embroiled in the conflict, and the varied causes of its shocking defeat. As readers learn about how the fear of the spread of communism spurred the United States to enter a war that was erupting on the other side of the world, they find themselves immersed in the mood and mindset of the Vietnam Era. Through links to online primary sources, including speeches, letters, photos, and songs, readers become familiar with the reality of combat life for young American soldiers, the frustration of military advisors as they failed to subdue the Viet Cong, and the empty promises made by U.S. presidents to soothe an uneasy public. The Vietnam War also pays close attention to the development of a massive antiwar movement and counterculture that divided the country into “hawks” and “doves.” In-depth essential questions help middle schoolers analyze primary sources and develop their own evidence-supported views on a range of issues. The Vietnam War also fosters critical thinking skills through projects such as creating antiwar and pro-war demonstration slogans, writing letters from the perspective of a U.S. soldier and a south Vietnamese citizen, and building arguments for and against the media’s coverage of the war. Additional learning materials include engaging illustrations, maps, a glossary, a bibliography, and resources for further independent learning. The Vietnam War is one book in a set of four that explore great events of the twentieth century. Other titles in this set include Globalization: Why We Care About Faraway Events; World War II: From the Rise of the Nazi Party to the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb; and The Space Race: How the Cold War Put Humans on the Moon.

The Origins of the Vietnam WarThe Origins of the Vietnam War



Why did the US make a commitment to an independent South Vietnam? Could a major war have been averted? This book provides a short, accessible introduction to the origins of the Vietnam War.

Author: Fredrik Logevall

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582319188

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Page: 156

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This new book sets in context the conflict from the end of the Indochina War in 1954 to the eruption of full-scale war in 1965, and places events against their full international background. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between textbook and specialist survey and consists of a brief "Introduction" and/or "Background" to the subject, valuable in bringing the reader up-to-speed on the area being examined, followed by a substantial and authoritative section of "Analysis" focusing on the main themes and issues. There is a succinct "Assessment" of the subject, a generous selection of "Documents" and a detailed bibliography. Why did the US make a commitment to an independent South Vietnam? Could a major war have been averted? This book provides a short, accessible introduction to the origins of the Vietnam War. The war had a profound and lasting impact on the politics and society of Vietnam and the United States, and it also had a major impact on international relations. Readers interested in the history of southeast Asia, or the Vietnam War.

The Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War



The editors of this collection of essays have thoughtfully and thoroughly compiled a sequence of essays that take readers through the high-controversial and devastating Vietnam War.

Author: David M. Haugen

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780737759372

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Page: 264

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The editors of this collection of essays have thoughtfully and thoroughly compiled a sequence of essays that take readers through the high-controversial and devastating Vietnam War. The essays are international sources, giving multiple perspectives. Readers receive a historical background on the war and learn of the major factors that contributed to it. They will read about the controversies surrounding it, as well as read compelling personal narratives from those who lived through it or were directly impacted by the war.

The Vietnam WarThe Vietnam War



Presents a collection of quotations concerning events and experiences related to the Vietnam War, including text regarding the Hmong tribe, "pacified" villages, and the Vietcong discipline code.

Author: Howard Langer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313321434

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Page: 413

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Presents a collection of quotations concerning events and experiences related to the Vietnam War, including text regarding the Hmong tribe, "pacified" villages, and the Vietcong discipline code.

Revisiting the Vietnam War and International LawRevisiting the Vietnam War and International Law



This collection of scholarly and critical essays about the legal aspects of the Vietnam War explores various crimes committed by the United States against North Vietnam: war of aggression; war crimes in bombing civilian targets such as ...

Author: Stefan Andersson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108321266

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This collection of scholarly and critical essays about the legal aspects of the Vietnam War explores various crimes committed by the United States against North Vietnam: war of aggression; war crimes in bombing civilian targets such as schools and hospitals, and using napalm, cluster bombs, and Agent Orange; crimes against humanity in moving large parts of the population to so-called strategic hamlets; and alleged genocide and ecocide. International lawyer Richard Falk, who observed these acts personally in North Vietnam in 1968, uses international law to show how they came about. This book brings together essays that he has written on the Vietnam War and on its relationship to international law, American foreign policy, and the global world order. Falk argues that only a stronger adherence to international law can save the world from such future tragedies and create a sustainable world order.