A must-have commemorative volume that presents material from the classic illustrated history The Vietnam Experience , now anthologized for the 50th anniversary of the war.
When it was originally published, the twenty-five-volume Vietnam Experience offered the definitive historical perspectives of the Vietnam War from some of the best rising authors on the conflict.Read more...
A must-have commemorative volume that presents material from the classic illustrated history The Vietnam Experience, now anthologized for the 50th anniversary of the war.
When it was originally published, the twenty-five-volume Vietnam Experience offered the definitive historical perspectives of the Vietnam War from some of the best rising authors on the conflict. This new and reimagined edition updates the war on the fifty years that have passed since the war s initiation. The official successor to the Pulitzer Prize nominated set, The American Experience in Vietnam combines the best serious historical writing about the Vietnam War with new, never-before-published photos and perspectives. New content includes social, cultural, and military analysis; a view of post 1980s Vietnam; and contextualizing discussion of U.S involvement in the Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Even if you own the original, The American Experience in Vietnam is a necessary addition for any modern Vietnam War enthusiast."
- ISBN-13: 9780760346259
- ISBN-10: 0760346259
- Publisher: Zenith Press
- Publish Date: November 2014
- Page Count: 336
- Dimensions: 10.9 x 9.4 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-12-08
- Reviewer: Staff
This revised and expanded edition of a 1988 book by Clark Dougan, Stephen Weiss, and the editors of the Boston Publishing Company—itself a condensation of the publisher's definitive 25-volume history The Vietnam Experience—rises admirably to the challenge of capturing America's investment in the Vietnam War, both in country and at home, in a single volume. With precision and accuracy the book guides the reader along the war's protracted timeline: the deployment of advisors by J.F.K., the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the "Rolling Thunder" air strikes authorized by L.B.J., the first commitment of ground troops early in 1965, and the rapid escalation of troop commitment to nearly a half-million personnel by 1967. Detailed sidebars on key battles convey the intensity of combat and the frustration of American forces whose victories were often reversed by the tenacity with which Viet Cong guerillas reclaimed lost ground. Analysis of the devastating Tet Offensive in 1968 dovetails with coverage of political turmoil at home and the nation's growing disenchantment with a war that seemed increasingly futile and unwinnable. Arresting photos put a human face on the war and Nick Mills, himself a veteran, has updated the concluding chapter with personal accounts by Vietnam veterans. Photos. (Nov.)