Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam

Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam

by Elizabeth Partridge

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670785063
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 69,487
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Partridge is a National Book Award finalist, Printz Honor winner, and author of several nonfiction books for children, including Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange;This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie; John Lennon: All I Want is the Truth; and Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Table of Contents

Prologue (November 1068) 1

Vietnam: Military Advisor Mike Horan (May 1962-June 1963) 11

America: President and Commander in Chief John F. Kennedy (November 1963) 23

America: President and Commander in Chief Lyndon B. Johnson (August 1964-December 1965) 29

Vietnam: Boots on the Ground Gilbert de la O (October 1965-September 1966) 37

America: Protestor Martin Luther King Jr. (January 1967-October 1967) 51

Vietnam: Machine Gunner Henry Allen (April 1967-May 1968) 57

America: President and Commander in Chief Lyndon B. Johnson (October 1967-February 1968) 71

Vietnam: Medic Tom Kelley (December 1967-December 1968) 77

America: President and Commander in Chief Lyndon B. Johnson (March 1968-December 1968) 89

America: President and Commander in Chief Richard M. Nixon (January 1969) 93

Vietnam: Infantryman Jan Scruggs (April 1969-April 1970) 97

America: President and Commander in Chief Richard M. Nixon (February 1969-June 1969) 109

Vietnam: Green Beret David Oshiro (May 1969-May 1970) 115

America: Protest Singer Country Joe McDonald (August 1969-March 1970) 127

Vietnam: Nurse Lily Lee Adams (October 1969-October 1970) 135

America: President and Commander in Chief Richard M. Nixon (October 1969-August 1974) 147

America: President and Commander in Chief Gerald R. Ford (March 1975-April 1975) 155

Vietnam: Refugee Hoa thi Nguyen (March 1975-April 1975) 159

America: Veteran Jan Scruggs (April 1975-March 1979) 171

America: Memorial Designer Maya Lin (October 1980-July 1982) 179

America: The National Salute to Vietnam Veterans The Veterans (November 10-14, l982) 187

Epilogue 195

What Became of the Men and Women Interviewed for Boots on the Ground? 198

Acknowledgments 200

Source Notes 202

Bibliography 206

Index 211

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