Eyewitness Vietnam

Eyewitness Vietnam

Firsthand Accounts From Operation Rolling Thunder to the Fall of Saigon

Book - 2006
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Using the same format that made Eyewitness D-Day so unforgettable, this new volume offers an equally powerful look at the Vietnam War.

The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial conflicts of the 20th century. It was also one of the most divisive. American involvement in Vietnam nearly tore the nation apart, and the war's repercussions remain a part of the public consciousness. Written by military historian Donald Gilmore and edited by D.M. Giangreco--author of Eyewitness D-Day -- Eyewitness Vietnam traces the history of America's longest war, illuminating its causes, battles, and aftereffects, its unfolding and unraveling. Accompanied by maps and nearly 250 photographs--many seen here for the first time--each chapter highlights a specific operation and special feature of the fighting, from the Viet Cong's guerrilla tactics to the MIA issue. And, just as in the bestselling Eyewitness D-Day , numerous interviews with first-hand participants, both American and Vietnamese, present a compelling, intimate, and deeply personal view of this tumultuous time.

 "I never had the thought that our mission wasn't worth it. I questioned the rules by which we had to operate...those were dumb. Those cost lives."--Major Leo Thorsness, Wild Weasel squadron pilot, Medal of Honor recipient

Publisher: New York : c2006
ISBN: 9781402728525
Branch Call Number: ANF 959.7043373 GILM
Characteristics: 304 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm. + 1 disc
Additional Contributors: Giangreco, D. M.


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