The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War
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Published by ABC-Clio .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States - General,
  • Software - History

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatAudio CD
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12237508M
ISBN 101576076342
ISBN 109781576076347
OCLC/WorldCa48585266

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  Now in its second edition, The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History adds an entire additional volume of entries to the already exhaustive first edition, making it the most comprehensive reference available about one of the most controversial events in U.S. history. Written to provide multidimensional 3/5(1).   The Vietnam War was the defining event of recent U.S. history, a tragic struggle that cost the lives of 58, Americans and , Vietnamese. The three-volume Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, edited by Spencer Tucker, has been hailed as the most comprehensive reference work on that watershed event/5. This authoritative encyclopedia separates the facts of America's longest war from the polemics that obscured them. It is an invaluable look at the people, places, events, and ideas - both on the battlefield and on the home front - of this confusing and contentious period/5. Tucker has provided Vietnam researchers with a ready tool to acquire just about any information pertaining to the war in Southeast Asia. Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War will be essential for high schools, public and academic libraries and personal collections. It provides a balanced view of the war from every angle–of friend and foe alike.

The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War 4 volumes: A Political, Social, and Military History Spencer Tucker (editor) The Vietnam War lasted more than a decade, was the longest war in U.S. history, and cost the lives of nea American soldiers, as well as millions of Vietnamese—many of whom were uninvolved civilians. This authoritative encyclopedia separates the facts of America's longest war from the polemics that obscured them. It is an invaluable look at the people, places, events, and ideas - both on the battlefield and on the home front - of this confusing and contentious period. Readers will appreciate the even-handed treatment of the war that shaped and continues to shape America at the end of the. "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. The role of the United States in the Vietnam War began after World War II and escalated into full commitment during the Vietnam War from to The U.S. involvement in South Vietnam stemmed from a combination of factors: France's long colonial history in French Indochina, the US War with Japan in the Pacific, and both Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong's pledge in to support Ho Chi .

  The Vietnam War was the defining event of recent U.S. history, a tragic struggle that cost the lives of 58, Americans and , Vietnamese, and that is still being debated today. The three-volume Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, edited by Spencer Tucker, has been hailed as the most comprehensive reference work on that watershed event/5(9). The Encyclopedia of The Vietnam War edited by Spencer C. Tucker | Books in Review. I have had the first edition of the massive, three-volume The Encyclopedia of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History on my shelf since it was published in It has proven to be an accurate, unbiased, excellent reference book on hundreds of aspects of the Vietnam War. The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, Second Edition. edited by Spencer C. Tucker, ABC-CLIO, Publication of the three-volume Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War in produced one of the most comprehensive studies of the war, the indispensable reference for historians and students of the war , editor Spencer C. Tucker and a veritable who’s who of Vietnam War and military history. Vietnam War (–75), conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam and its allies in South Vietnam, the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. It was part of a larger regional conflict as well as a manifestation of the Cold War.