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A Short History of The Vietnam War

A Short History of The Vietnam War (Hardback)

Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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This is the definitive story of one of the longest and most controversial conflicts in US history. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative history of the Vietnam War examines the key figures and events of the conflict, and its lasting effects o...n the world. Combining compelling text with maps and archive photography, A Short History of the Vietnam War is an all-encompassing showcase of every aspect of the fighting and the wider political landscape, from the struggle for civil rights to the treatment of prisoners. Detailed descriptions of events, from Operation Passage to Freedom to the evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon, are brought to life with eyewitness accounts and iconic photographs. Gallery pages present collections of infantry weapons, artillery, aircraft, and armored vehicles, while diagrams and maps show exactly how battles and decisive moments unfolded, and biographical entries provide essential insight into the roles of significant individuals from Henry Kissinger to General Thieu. The perfect read for the military history enthusiast, A Short History of the Vietnam War is a stirring visual record of the suffering, sacrifice, and heroism that occurred in America's bloodiest ever conflicts.
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ISBN 9780241471289
Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241471289
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK
Released 28 Sep 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By DK
Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian
Category Vietnam War fiction
Asian history: Vietnam War
American history: Vietnam War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 560
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 47mm
Dewey Code 959.7043
Weight 816g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Vietnam War, 1961-1975
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade