Vietnam War: An Intimate History

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More than 40 years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt the U.S. They still argue over why they were there, whether they could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide them today. Now, continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed collaborations, the authors draw on dozens of interviews in America and Vietnam to give the perspectives of people involved at all levels of the war: U.S. and Vietnamese soldiers and their families, high-level officials in America and Vietnam, antiwar protestors, POWs, and many more.

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**The New York Times Bestseller**
**The book of the landmark documentary, The Vietnam War, by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick**

The definitive work on the Vietnam War, the conflict that came to define a generation, told from all sides by those who were there.

More than forty years after the Vietnam War ended, its legacy continues to fascinate, horrify and inform us. As the first war to be fought in front of TV cameras and beamed around the world, it has been immortalised on film and on the page, and forever changed the way we think about war.

Drawing on hundreds of brand new interviews, Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward have created the definitive work on Vietnam. It is the first book to show us the war from every perspective: from idealistic US Marines and the families they left behind to the Vietnamese civilians, both North and South, whose homeland was changed for ever; politicians, POWs and anti-war protesters; and the photographers and journalists who risked their lives to tell the truth. The book sends us into the grit and chaos of combat, while also expertly outlining the complex chain of political events that led America to Vietnam.

Beautifully written, this essential work tells the full story without taking sides and reminds us that there is no single truth in war. It is set to redefine our understanding of a brutal conflict, to launch provocative new debates and to shed fresh light on the price paid in ‘blood and bone’ by Vietnamese and Americans alike.

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Weight 0.584 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.6 × 3.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

x, 826 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

959.7043 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K