Vietnam War (America at War)

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In clear, lucid prose, Vietnam War, Revised Edition explores the critical questions surrounding the United States' experience in Vietnam: What led President Lyndon B. Johnson to commit combat troops in 1965? How was it possible for the North Vietnamese to suffer a military defeat in the Tet Offensive in 1968 and yet achieve a political victory? What has America learned from the experience of fighting in Vietnam? This riveting history includes a clear discussion of the roots of U.S. involvement in Indochina in the days just after World War II and goes on to explore the varied and complex motives behind America's effort to halt the spread of communism in Asia. This new edition also features a chapter focusing on the innovative military tactics and weaponry involved throughout the conflict.

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Maurice Isserman holds both a Ph.D. and a master's degree from the University of Rochester, UK. He is a professor of history at Hamilton College, specializing in 20th-century U.S. history and the history of exploration. Isserman was a Fulbright distinguished lecturer at Moscow State University, Russia in 1997 and has received numerous other grants, awards, and fellowships. He has written dozens of articles, reviews, reference book entries, and book chapters. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Facts On File's Journey to Freedom: The African-American Great Migration and two other titles in Chelsea House's America at War set.

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Grade 8-12-- An adequate, but not very interesting, history of the conflict and America's involvement in it. It is clear and well organized, covering both military and political history in chronological order. Isserman is objective about the war, showing readers how and why the U. S. became increasingly entangled in a situation it would not and eventually could not win. His assessments of both of the war-time Vietnamese governments and the unified postwar government are fair, as are those of the long-term effects of the loss on the United States. Black-and-white photographs and maps are of average quality.The book does not have the detail, emotion, or outstanding writing found in Marrin's America and Vietnam (Viking, 1992), which is a fascinating look at the war and its lasting legacy for both countries. As an addition sources for reports, Isserman's book is a far better choice than Barr's The Vietnam War (Lucent, 1991). --Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO
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