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Author Hastings, Max, author.

Title Vietnam : an epic tragedy, 1945-1975 / Max Hastings.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]


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Edition First edition.
Description xxxiii, 857 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 811-825) and index.
Summary Vietnam became the Western world's most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing scores of participants on both sides, as well as researching a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents and memoirs, to create an epic narrative of an epic struggle.
Contents Introduction -- Beauty and many beasts -- The "dirty war" -- The fortress that never was -- Bloody footprints -- The twin tyrannies -- Some of the way with JFK -- 1963: coffins for two presidents -- The maze -- Into the Gulf -- "We are puzzled about how to proceed" -- The escalator -- "Trying to grab smoke" -- Graft and peppermint oil -- Rolling thunder -- Taking the pain -- "Waist deep in the Big Muddy" -- Our guys, their guys: the Vietnamese war -- Tet -- The giant reels -- Continuous replays -- Nixon's inheritance -- Losing by installments -- Collateral damage -- The biggest battle -- Big ugly fat fellers -- A kiss before dying -- The last act -- Afterward.
Subject Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
HISTORY / Military / Vietnam War.
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century.
HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia.
Vietnam -- History -- 1945-1975.
ISBN 9780062405661

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