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The Vietnam War (Profiles Series #5)

The Vietnam War (Profiles Series #5)

by Daniel Polansky
     
 

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It takes more than one person to bring about War. This book will follow the lives of six key players during one of the most controversial wars in history.

Profiles is so much more than just your typical biography. The next book in our six-in-one, full-color bio series will focus on the five W's of the Vietnam War--who, what, where, when, and why. Kids will learn

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It takes more than one person to bring about War. This book will follow the lives of six key players during one of the most controversial wars in history.

Profiles is so much more than just your typical biography. The next book in our six-in-one, full-color bio series will focus on the five W's of the Vietnam War--who, what, where, when, and why. Kids will learn all of the biographical information they need to know (background, family, education, accomplishments, etc.) about: Ho Chi Minh (prime minister of Democratic Republic of Vietnam) John F. Kennedy (US president 1961-1963), Lyndon B. Johnson (US president (1963-1969), Ngo Dinh Diem (president of South Vietnam), Henry Kissinger (US National security advisor), and William Westmoreland (US army general). This book will help illuminate one of the most controversial wars in American history for a new generation of readers.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
The Vietnam War remains one of the most controversial conflicts in American history. For a period of time lasting for more than a decade, American troops waged war in a relatively small Southeast Asian country for a cause that ultimately proved supremely misguided. An estimated two million Vietnamese citizens and over 56,000 Americans perished in a war that featured the most powerful nation in the world standing in opposition to a determined guerrilla force using asymmetrical tactics. In the end American forces withdrew from Vietnam and stood idly by while our North Vietnamese and Vietcong foes swept on to victory. Now, forty years after the American withdrawal, Vietnam is a unified nation that no longer is at odds with the United States. The story of the highly complex, long lasting, and brutally destructive Vietnam War is told in this one volume history via the biographies of six key figures. Through the life stories of Ho Chi Minh, John F. Kennedy, General William Westmorland, Henry Kissinger, President Diem, and Lyndon Johnson author Daniel Polansky presents the intricate, and in many ways tragic, evolutions that shaped the course of the war. Each of these mini-biographies is well written and presents the story of a critical player in the drama that was the Vietnam War in ways that will inform readers. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545488556
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Series:
Profiles Series, #5
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
740,370
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1090L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author


Daniel Polansky lives in New York as an author of adult books and a lover of history. This is his debut into the children's publishing world. You can find out more about him at www.danielpolansky.com

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