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Vietnam War
     

Vietnam War

by Maurice Isserman
 

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This riveting history includes a clear discussion of the roots of U.S. involvement in Indochina in the days just after World War II and goes on to explore the varied and complex motives behind America's effort to halt the spread of communism in Asia. In clear, lucid prose, Vietnam War, Revised Edition explores the critical questions surrounding the United State's

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This riveting history includes a clear discussion of the roots of U.S. involvement in Indochina in the days just after World War II and goes on to explore the varied and complex motives behind America's effort to halt the spread of communism in Asia. In clear, lucid prose, Vietnam War, Revised Edition explores the critical questions surrounding the United State's experience in Vietnam: What led President Lyndon B. Johnson to commit combat troops in 1965" How was it possible for North Vietnamese to suffer a military defeat in the Tet Offensive in 1968 and yet achieve a political victory" What has America learned from the experience of fighting in Vietnam"

Chelsea House is proud to announce the updating and revision of its critically acclaimed America At War series. Features of this revised edition include the addition of color images and maps throughout, as well as extra sidebars and a new chapter on weapons and tactics used in the conduct of each war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816081875
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
America at War Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Maurice Isserman is Professor of History at Hamilton College.

Michael Kazin is Professor of History at Georgetown University.

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