No war since the Civil War has divided this nation as much as the Vietnam War. Thousands of lives were lost in that war and many who returned from Viet Nam were disabled. Those returning soldiers often got less than an enthusiastic welcome from friends and family. Add to this the numbers of young men who fled their homes in order to avoid military service and you can begin to understand the turmoil felt in many American families. Political opinions were abundant, and so were political cartoons. This volume includes a timeline from 1940 until 2001, in addition to suggestions for further reading and an index. This title, part of the series "Examining Issues Through Political Cartoons," is a recommended purchase for middle school. Other titles in this series deal with civil rights, euthanasia, the Nazis, Watergate, and World War II. 2005, Thomson Gale, Ages 10 to 14.