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A short history of the Vietnam War
A short history of the Vietnam War
Kerr, Gordon2015
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A Short History of the Vietnam War explains how the United States became involved in its longest war, a conflict that, from the outset, many claimed it could never win. It details the escalation of American involvement from the provision of military advisors and equipment to the threatened South Vietnamese, to an all-out shooting war involving American soldiers, airmen and sailors, of whom around 58,000 would die and more than 300,000 would be wounded.
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Imprint:
Harpenden, Herts. : Pocket Essentials, 2015.
Collation:
160 pages ; 20 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Two Thousand Years of Warfare -- ch. 2 The First Indochina War -- ch. 3 Keeping the Dominoes Standing: President Eisenhower -- ch. 4 Unwavering Commitment: President Kennedy -- ch. 5 Other Belligerents -- ch. 6 Americanising the War: President Johnson -- ch. 7 `Peace with Honour': President Nixon -- ch. 8 The Fall of South Vietnam -- ch. 9 The Legacy of the Vietnam War.
ISBN:
9781843442134
Dewey class:
959.7043
Language:
English
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Hampton LibraryHistory959.7043 KEROnloan - Due: 01 Dec 2020
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