A Vietnam War reader : a documentary history from American and Vietnamese perspectives

Format: Print Book 2010
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction DS557.4.V626 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  DS557.4.V626 2010
An essential new resource for students and teachers of the Vietnam War, this concise collection of primary sources opens a valuable window on an extraordinarily complex conflict.

The materials gathered here, from both the American and Vietnamese sides, remind readers that the conflict touched the lives of many people in a wide range of social and political situations and spanned a good deal more time than the decade of direct U.S. combat. Indeed, the U.S. war was but one phase in a string of conflicts that varied significantly in character and geography. Michael Hunt brings together the views of the conflict's disparate players--from Communist leaders, Vietnamese peasants, Saigon loyalists, and North Vietnamese soldiers to U.S. policymakers, soldiers, and critics of the war. By allowing the participants to speak, this volume encourages readers to formulate their own historically grounded understanding of a still controversial struggle.

Additional Information
Subjects Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Sources.
Publisher Chapel Hill :University of North Carolina Press,2010
Contributors Hunt, Michael H.
Language English
Description xxviii, 223 pages : map ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-216) and index.
ISBN 9780807833506 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807833509 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780807859919 (pbk : alk. paper)
0807859915 (pbk : alk. paper)
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