The real history of the Vietnam War a new look at the past by Alan Axelrod

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-361), filmography (p. 361) and index.

Book details

StatementAlan Axelrod
LC ClassificationsDS557.7 .A95 2013
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 371 p.
Number of Pages371
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27146007M
ISBN 101402790252
ISBN 109781402790256
LC Control Number2012035507

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Both the non-fiction and fictional tales on this list have a sense of chilling realism gleaned from firsthand experience and in-depth research. The Real History of the Vietnam War A New Look at the Past (Book): Axelrod, Alan: "Examines the history of Vietnam leading up to the war, investigates the reasons for the conflict, looks at the war's escalation and progression (or lack thereof), and explores its repercussions then and now".

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Explore the timeline below to preview photographs from the book and discover the key events that helped shape this critical time period. Photo captions from: "Vietnam: The Real War," published by Abrams. Text by Mike Silverman.

About the authors. The Associated Press won an unprecedented six Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage of the Vietnam War. To create this book, the agency selected photographs from the thousands filed during the conflict.

Pete Hamill is an American journalist, novelist, essayist, editor, and educator. The recipient of numerous awards, Hamill is currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at. To give one example supplied by Turse, inGeneral William Westmoreland, who was made commander of U.S.

forces in Vietnam inimplicitly declared war on the peasantry of South Vietnam. To cover the Vietnam War, the Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of superb photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the great photographic legacies of the 20th century.

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Released in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the escalation of the Vietnam War, this fifth volume in the Real History series draws parallels between contemporary international conflicts and what occurred in Vietnam half a century ago.

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‘The Vietnam War’ is the companion volume to the part, hour Ken Burns PBS documentary series of that name but like other books co-authored by him and Geoffrey C. Ward, including ‘Jazz’, ‘The War’ and, most recently, ‘The Roosevelts’, it stands in its own right as a richly illustrated work which utilises evocative primary /5().

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Zinn portrays a side of American history that can largely be seen as the exploitation and manipulation of the. Pages in category "Vietnam War books" The following 43 pages are in this category, out of 43 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().The Vietnam War was a long, costly and divisive conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States.It was the war that lasted ten thousand days.

The war that inspired scores of songs. The war that sparked dozens of riots. And in this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Philip Caputo writes about our country's most controversial war -- the Vietnam War -- for young readers.

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