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"Together or individually, these works are excellent starting points for general readers with an interest in military history and for researchers."
"A revision of the 1999 edition, this new version adds an entire volume of entries and contains almost twice as many pages as the original. . . . This adds to the wide-ranging scope of the work, making it a set that not only covers the ambivalent American participation in the war but also considers prior Vietnamese history, such as the French colonialism that immediately preceded America's involvement. . . . This excellent, valuable update devoted to a crucial modern conflict is recommended for public and academic libraries."
Booklist, Starred Review
"Noted historian and encyclopedist Tucker here updates his well-respected first edition. This volume offers a superb examination of the impact of the Vietnam War, which rippled far beyond Southeast Asia and the battlefield. This multidimensional work focuses mainly on the U.S. war but also explores all of Vietnamese history. . . . Highly recommended."
"Marvelously comprehensive, this update has expanded to include a third volume of entries and improved on the classic first edition (1999). Straightforward, illuminating entries cover everything from famous battles (the Tet offensive) to acts of high school protest (Tinker v. Des Moines), and from movements (Black Panthers, the Civil Rights movement) to issues (chemical warfare, the Paris Peace Accords, torture, the Pueblo incident, etc.). . . . Black-and-white photographs bring to life the brutality and horror of the war. The glossary is extremely helpful. Though much of the information can be found online, that material cannot compare with the insight, research, and context created by this exemplary reference work."
School Library Journal, Starred Review