Vietnam War. Almanac

by Hillstrom, Kevin, 1963-

Format: Print Book 2001
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Officially originating in 1941 when a Vietminh guerrilla force was formedunder Ho Chi Minh and ending in May 1975 with the fall of Saigon, the Vietnam War took a heavy toll on American troops and greatly affected the political atmosphere of the late 60s and early 70s. Vietnam War: Almanac highlights the major events leading up to and during Americas involvement in the war that created great political tensions on the home front:

Vietnam and French Colonialism Vietnam and the Cold War Early American Involvement in Vietnam The Fall of Diem The War at Home Vietnams Lasting Impact on America And other topics relating to American involvement

Also included are sidebars, photographs, maps, timelines, Words to Know section, and an index. 01

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This resource offers students and history buffs coverage of topics, people, and events related to the Vietnam War. The segments--Almanac, Biographies, and Primary Sourcesmake up the Vietnam War Reference Library ($155 [0-7876-4882-5]). Almanac combines early history from the colonial period, U.S. involvement, and the war years and continues through the reestablishment of diplomacy and trade in recent years. Arranged chronologically, each of the 17 chapters includes "Words to Know" and "People to Know." Biographies focuses on 60 important figures, including military and political leaders (Spiro Agnew, Ngo Dinh Diem, Pol Pot), activists (Daniel Berrigan, Jane Fonda), writers (Le Ly Hayslip, Tim O'Brien), and prominent veterans (Ron Kovic, John McCain) on both sides of the conflict. Most of these are arranged alphabetically, but some sidebars highlight other people. All are listed in the complete index at the end of both volumes. A picture of each personality accompanies the informative text. Primary Sources presents 13 full or excerpted speeches and writings "that reflect the painfully diversified points of view on the war." Among them are excerpts from a letter Ho Chi Minh wrote to the editor of the American magazine Minority of One in 1964; Walter Cronkite's editorial following the Tet Offensive in 1968; and James Stockdale's 1984 memoir, In Love and War. Each excerpt includes background material to provide context. Unfamiliar terms and their definitions fill sidebars, along with other relevant information and photographs. The numerous sidebars, photographs, and maps enhance the text through all four volumes. Each volume is indexed and has additional bibliographies and glossary helps. A paper cumulative index for all three titles is available free when the entire set is purchased. The individual titles can stand alone, but the complete set gives an all-encompassing picture of the time period. This set is highly recommended for the junior-and senior-high-school libraries and public libraries. It gathers, in a readable format, information that deserves attention from adults who lived through this time period, as well as the student who needs information about the Vietnam War."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Chronology -- Juvenile literature.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Juvenile literature.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States.
Publisher Detroit :U.X.L,2001
Other Titles Almanac
Contributors Hillstrom, Laurie Collier, 1965-
Sawinski, Diane M.
Language English
Description 1 volume (various paging) : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0787648833
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