The Vietnam War: A Graphic History

The Vietnam War: A Graphic History

Hardcover(First Edition)

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A graphically told history of the Vietnam War, interweaving U.S. political and cultural history with the military history of the war.

When Senator Edward Kennedy declared, "Iraq is George Bush's Vietnam," everyone understood. The Vietnam War has become the touchstone for U.S. military misadventures—a war lost on the home front although never truly lost on the battlefront. During the pivotal decade of 1962 to 1972, U.S. involvement rose from a few hundred advisers to a fighting force of more than one million. This same period saw the greatest schism in American society since the Civil War, a generational divide pitting mothers and fathers against sons and daughters who protested the country's ever-growing military involvement in Vietnam. Meanwhile, well-intentioned decisions in Washington became operational orders with tragic outcomes in the rice paddies, jungles, and villages of Southeast Asia.

Through beautifully rendered artwork, The Vietnam War: A Graphic History depicts the course of the war from its initial expansion in the early 1960s through the evacuation of Saigon in 1975, and what transpired at home, from the antiwar movement and the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. to the Watergate break-in and the resignation of a president.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809094950
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,139,651
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

DWIGHT JON ZIMMERMAN has written extensively on military-history subjects for American Heritage, the Naval Institute Press, Vietnam Magazine, and numerous military-themed publications. His books include The Hammer and the Anvil and the Founder’s Award-winning Uncommon Valor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

WAYNE VANSANT is the illustrator of The 'Nam and The Vietnam War: A Graphic History, among many other works. He lives in Mableton, Georgia.

CHUCK HORNER is a retired United States Air Force Four-Star General who flew in combat during the Vietnam War.

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