The Vietnam War: An Encyclopedia Of Quotations

Hardcover | July 31, 2005

byHoward J. Langer

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This is the story of the Vietnam War told through quotations in chronological sequence. Starting with the beginnings of Vietnamese history, it traces the events preceding the French war, continues through the American war, and ends with its aftermath. All sides of the controversy are represented. Here are the voices of warriors, presidents, generals, government leaders, civilians, aid workers, pilots, infantrymen, nurses, historians, war correspondents, sociologists, POWs, peasants, draft dodgers, guerillas, and war resisters. They speak from government capitals, hooches, hospital wards, jungle trails, landing zones, aircraft carriers, draft boards, Buddhist temples, and prison cells. They talk of firefights, ambushes in the jungle, bombing raids, coups, assassinations, suicides, demonstrations, atrocities, and teach-ins. Here are Ho Chi Minh, Lyndon Johnson, Giap, Westmoreland, Kennedy, De Gaulle, Eisenhower, Nixon, McNamara, Kissinger, and many people you have never heard of. Meet Hanoi Hannah, who broadcast propaganda from the North Vietnamese capital; John McCain tells you what it was like to be shot down over enemy territory and taken prisoner; John Kerry tells a U.S. Senate committee why he opposes the Vietnam War. You will learn about My Lai, Agent Orange, Kent State, the Pentagon Papers, and the plan to free American POWs that went awry. Features include a chronology, biographical sketches, Medal of Honor winners, bibliography, nineteen photos, and an index.

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This is the story of the Vietnam War told through quotations in chronological sequence. Starting with the beginnings of Vietnamese history, it traces the events preceding the French war, continues through the American war, and ends with its aftermath. All sides of the controversy are represented. Here are the voices of warriors, presid...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:413 pages, 10.36 × 7.18 × 1.3 inPublished:July 31, 2005Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313321434

ISBN - 13:9780313321436

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?This volume presents the story of the Vietnam War as told through the words of both prominent figures and ordinary people in a variety of documents, including historical records, speeches, eyewitness accounts, battle reports, and letters. Organized chronologically into six chapters, the quotations provide insight into all sides of the controversy. Chapter introductions by Langer provide a backdrop to what is to follow. The volume also features a chronology, biographical sketches, and a list of Medal of Honor winners.??Reference & Research Book News