The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

A Graphic History

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
A visual chronicle of the war depicts its course from the early 1960s through the evacuation of Saigon and includes coverage of such elements as the anti-war movement, Watergate, and the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. 35,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

When Senator Edward Kennedy declared, "Iraq is George Bush's Vietnam," everyone understood. The Vietnam War has become the touchstone for U.S. military misadventures—a war lost on the home front although never truly lost on the battlefront. During the pivotal decade of 1962 to 1972, U.S. involvement rose from a few hundred advisers to a fighting force of more than one million. This same period saw the greatest schism in American society since the Civil War, a generational divide pitting mothers and fathers against sons and daughters who protested the country's ever-growing military involvement in Vietnam. Meanwhile, well-intentioned decisions in Washington became operational orders with tragic outcomes in the rice paddies, jungles, and villages of Southeast Asia. Through beautifully rendered artwork, The Vietnam War: A Graphic History depicts the course of the war from its initial expansion in the early 1960s through the evacuation of Saigon in 1975, and what transpired at home, from the antiwar movement and the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. to the Watergate break-in and the resignation of a president.



Baker
& Taylor

Uses a graphic novel format to chronicle the course of the war from the early 1960s through the evacuation of Saigon and covers the anti-war movement, Watergate, and the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780809094950
Branch Call Number: 959.7043 ZIMME
Characteristics: xi, 143 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Vansant, Wayne

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eighthafpierce
Dec 18, 2016

A high level historical review (Graphic format) ) of the Vietnam War during the 1960's. The book hit most of the high points, Gulf of Tonkin, LBJ's build up, Tet and Easter offensives, Son Tay Raid (AH Cobras were not part of the raid) Linebacker I & II. The protests in the US, SDS and some of the LBJ / Nixion / Ho Chi Minh doctrines. Good read for people born post 1975.

Greg_library Dec 10, 2009

A graphic summary of the Vietnam War from the origins of the war to its official end in 1975. Emphasis is on the American socio-political history behind the war, but also touches on key incidents on boths of the conflict, with a brief account of the aftermath. A good introduction for students and others not familiar with the War and its implications for US foreign policy.

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Greg_library Dec 10, 2009

Greg_library thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Greg_library Dec 10, 2009

It [the book] serves to enlighten those for whom Vietnam is only academic history, so that we may be armed against making the same mistakes in the future. [from the foreward by General Chuck Horner, USAF (Ret.)]

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