Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War

Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War

A Political, Social, and Military History

Book - 1998
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ABC-CLIO

The largest and most comprehensive study to date of one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history.


• Over 900 A–Z entries with extensive cross references after each entry

• Biographies of key Vietnamese and American participants

• 200 primary source documents

• 150 illustrations and 22 maps



Book News
This three-volume set details French and U.S. involvement in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia and brings Vietnamese history up-to date with discussions of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from 1975 through 1997. Volumes I and II contain about 900 entries (accompanied by 149 b&w illustrations and 22 maps) that include descriptions of warfare and weapons systems and a detailed order of battle; lengthy biographies of individuals, including many from the Communist side; analyses of the involvement and contributions of the various nations in the conflict and of the U.S. domestic front; information on early Vietnamese history; and discussions of Vietnam-related literature and film. Volume III features vital documents about the war as well as the index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Baker
& Taylor

Details French and American involvement in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and discusses Vietnamese history from 1975 through 1997
"This encyclopedia is unique for its comprehensive coverage of the military, social, and political aspects of the Vietnam War. There are clear articles on military tactics and weapon systems, detailed biographies with particularly thorough coverage of the Communist leaders analytical articles describing the contributions of various nations, antiwar movement, and military strategy. Each entry has a substantial bibliography, as well as see-also references. Volume three consists of a documentary history of the war, including government memos, military telegrams, speeches, policy statements, and the logs of phone conversations. The comprehensive scope and depth of this encyclopedia make it a valuable addition to any academic or public library."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.Details French and American involvement in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and discusses Vietnamese history from 1975 through 1997
"This encyclopedia is unique for its comprehensive coverage of the military, social, and political aspects of the Vietnam War. There are clear articles on military tactics and weapon systems, detailed biographies with particularly thorough coverage of the Communist leaders analytical articles describing the contributions of various nations, antiwar movement, and military strategy. Each entry has a substantial bibliography, as well as see-also references. Volume three consists of a documentary history of the war, including government memos, military telegrams, speeches, policy statements, and the logs of phone conversations. The comprehensive scope and depth of this encyclopedia make it a valuable addition to any academic or public library."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1998
ISBN: 9780874369830
0874369835
Branch Call Number: R 959.7043 ENC
Characteristics: 3 v. (lii, 1196 p.) : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Tucker, Spencer 1937-
Alternative Title: Vietnam War

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