The Vietnam War: A Graphic History

The Vietnam War: A Graphic History

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ISBN-13: 9780809094950
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,252,465
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.

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The Vietnam War: A Graphic History 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Zimmerman and Vansant's groundbreaking graphic history of the Vietnam War received the 2010 Gold Medal Award in the Artistic/Graphic category.
Rob_Ballister More than 1 year ago
THE VIETNAM WAR: A GRAPHIC HISTORY is an outstanding chronicle of the Vietnam War, presented in a unique and visually stimulating way. It is well researched, well written, and superbly illustrated. It explains the tactical, strategic, and political decision making that made the war so unique and so infamous among the armed conflicts of our nation's history. As I read through it, I immediately noted how valuable the book would be in explaining to the younger, more visually driven generations the circumstances of and around the Vietnam War. In a matter of hours, a teenager could have a solid footing and decent understanding of a military conflict that has been overshadowed recently by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I especially respect the way Zimmerman and Vansant avoid overly gory or violent depictions, further adding to both the educational value and juvenile appeal of the work. Vietnam veterans may find themselves giving this book as a gift to younger persons in their families to help explain the background behind the war, and to help interested family members better understand the language, situations, and climate both in the field and at home during that time. Well done, educational, and enjoyable from start to finish.
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MarDivPhoto More than 1 year ago
"Given that the book acknowledges the war was decided by North Vietnamese citizens not surrendering as easily as American strategists had planned" This statement instantly reveals the ignorance of the writer. The "citizens" of the North had no more to say about going or not going to the war than the average German did under Hitler, or the average soviet citizen under Stalin. When a man got his draft notice, his food ration coupons stopped, and if he didn't show up for induction, so did his family's. The tatoo "Born in the North to Die in the South" was popular among the draftees sent down the Ho Chi Minh trail. Not understanding such basic facts about what the North was like make it unlikely that the person writing the review knows enough to do a fully valid review.