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Vietnam War Day by Day

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The hardcover reference titles in the Day by Day series examine the evolution of conflicts and wars in a chronological timeline, from the first skirmish to the last battle—and everything in between. These books are a historical companion to each major war in the nineteenth and twentieth century. The fate of soldiers, battalions, armies, can change in the blink of an eye—with this comprehensive book readers can follow the conflicting sides in their strategy, weaponry, and ...

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Overview

The hardcover reference titles in the Day by Day series examine the evolution of conflicts and wars in a chronological timeline, from the first skirmish to the last battle—and everything in between. These books are a historical companion to each major war in the nineteenth and twentieth century. The fate of soldiers, battalions, armies, can change in the blink of an eye—with this comprehensive book readers can follow the conflicting sides in their strategy, weaponry, and policies.

This chronological approach to the conflict allows the reader to see at a glance the key operations on land, at sea, and in the air. The individual stories of events during the war appear as separate articles written as lively newspaper accounts, using the terminology and phrases used in the war, such as "Charlie", search and destroy, and body counts. In this way the reader is able to relive the ebb and flow of the war, while the contemporary images complement the entries and bring this unique conflict to life. In addition, the full color maps allow the reader to follow the course of the campaigns and battles with ease. This book also contains boxes on specific aspects of the war, such as strategy and tactics, decisive weapons, and regional politics. The authoritative text is complemented by over 400 photographs that illuminate one of the most long running and tragic conflicts of the twentieth century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785828570
  • Publisher: Book Sales, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/5/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 286,232
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Leo J. Daugherty holds a PHD in US and European twentieth century military history from the Ohio State University. He is the author of The Battle of the Hedgerows and is a member of the US Marine Reserve Forces. Presently a Visiting Associate Professor of History at the Ohio State University (Lima, Ohio Campus), he is a former Associate Editor of the Marine Corps Gazette. He currently resides in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
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