A Vietnam War Reader: A Documentary History from American and Vietnamese Perspectives / Edition 1

A Vietnam War Reader: A Documentary History from American and Vietnamese Perspectives / Edition 1

by Michael H. Hunt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807859915

ISBN-13: 9780807859919

Pub. Date: 02/15/2010

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

An essential new resource for students and teachers of the Vietnam War, this concise collection of primary sources opens a valuable window on an extraordinarily complex conflict.

The materials gathered here, from both the American and Vietnamese sides, remind readers that the conflict touched the lives of many people in a wide range of social and political

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An essential new resource for students and teachers of the Vietnam War, this concise collection of primary sources opens a valuable window on an extraordinarily complex conflict.

The materials gathered here, from both the American and Vietnamese sides, remind readers that the conflict touched the lives of many people in a wide range of social and political situations and spanned a good deal more time than the decade of direct U.S. combat. Indeed, the U.S. war was but one phase in a string of conflicts that varied significantly in character and geography. Michael Hunt brings together the views of the conflict's disparate players—from Communist leaders, Vietnamese peasants, Saigon loyalists, and North Vietnamese soldiers to U.S. policymakers, soldiers, and critics of the war. By allowing the participants to speak, this volume encourages readers to formulate their own historically grounded understanding of a still controversial struggle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807859919
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/15/2010
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
766,051
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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