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Vietnam: A Visual Encyclopedia

Vietnam: A Visual Encyclopedia

by Philip Gutzman
     
 
The Vietnam War produced a quarter century of violence in faraway swamps and home-front streets, and it still haunts America's view of the world. Take a look back at every aspect of that turbulent era in a visual encyclopedia of over 500 extraordinary photos and alphabetized entries. The breadth of content and size of this massive illustrated volume will stun you with

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The Vietnam War produced a quarter century of violence in faraway swamps and home-front streets, and it still haunts America's view of the world. Take a look back at every aspect of that turbulent era in a visual encyclopedia of over 500 extraordinary photos and alphabetized entries. The breadth of content and size of this massive illustrated volume will stun you with its completeness. The bloodiest battles and the most complex campaigns, the deadliest weapons of air, land, and sea, the heroes and villains, the military leaders and political powers from both sides, receive an A-to-Z treatment from all the experts and all world's best photographers. You'll once again see the angry protesters and patriotic commentators who fueled passions on both sides. Coverage starts in 1950 with post-World War II upheavals, and ends in 1975 with Hanoi's final takeover. Special feature: a blow-by-blow chronology chart of all major military and political events. Photos range from documenting of personnel, tanks, planes, and ships displaying their special insignias to graphic, award-winning scenes of horrific agonies suffered by combatants and innocents alike.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Gutzman, a freelance writer who served multiple tours of duty in Vietnam, has compiled and written a visually stunning encyclopedia focusing on U.S. involvement in Vietnam. The many photographs are the most compelling aspect of the book. Often in full color, they include mainly scenes of military activity and its results. The individual entries vary in quality, with the best involving military aspects of the war. Political and domestic considerations receive somewhat short shrift, as do Vietnamese elements of the conflict. For example, important South Vietnamese leader Nguyen Kanh receives less space than the Omega Project, a small American reconnaissance unit. In terms of text, the Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, edited by Simon Kutler, remains the best work of its kind. Nonetheless, this is a valuable and reasonably priced resource that should be required viewing if not required reading. Recommended for most libraries.-A.O. Edmonds, Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856486392
Publisher:
PRC Publishing
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.98(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.23(d)

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