The Vietnam War: A History in Documents

Paperback | January 15, 2003

byMarilyn B. Young, John J. Fitzgerald, A. Tom Grunfeld

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The Vietnam War tells the story of one of the most divisive episodes in modern American history through primary sources, ranging from government documents, news reports, speeches, popular songs to memoirs, writings by Vietnam veterans (including coauthor John Fitzgerald), and poetry byVietnamese and Americans on matching themes. The book begins in the 19th century when Vietnam became a French colony, and traces the insidious route by which the United States became involved in a war on the other side of the world.

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The Vietnam War tells the story of one of the most divisive episodes in modern American history through primary sources, ranging from government documents, news reports, speeches, popular songs to memoirs, writings by Vietnam veterans (including coauthor John Fitzgerald), and poetry byVietnamese and Americans on matching themes. The bo...

Marilyn B. Young is at New York University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.8 × 9.8 × 0.71 inPublished:January 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195166353

ISBN - 13:9780195166354

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"Provides historials and students of history with a wealth of first-hand information missing from past conflicts. Those "primary sources"...provide the basis for a different way to teach history - allowing students to decide the meaning."--Longmeadow News