Vietnam War: Biographies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787648841
  • ISBN-13: 9780787648848
  • DDC: 959.704
  • Shipping Weight: 3.70 lbs ( 1.68 kgs)
  • Print | Hardcover
  • © 2001 | Published



From American presidents and Vietnamese politicians to radical antiwar activists and defenders of civil rights, this 2-vol. set contains essays on individuals who had an impact on the war both at home and on foreign soil. Vietnam War: Biographies illustrates how a nation became divided by this highly controversial conflict through the biographical profiles of individuals directly and indirectly involved. Each entry contains 1,700-2,300 words with each volume containing approximately 60 profiles. Look for biographies of these and many other individuals:

  • Ramsey Clark -- Attorney General from 1967-1969
  • Jane Fonda -- actress and antiwar activist
  • Michael Herr -- author of "Dispatches", scriptwriter for "Apocalypse Now" and "A Full Metal Jacket"
  • Ho Chi Minh -- founder of Vietnamese Communist Party and North Vietnam leader, 1945-1969
  • Abbie Hoffman -- radical antiwar activist
  • J. Edgar Hoover -- FBI director who oversaw surveillance of antiwar figures
  • Lyndon B. Johnson -- President of the United States 1964-1968
  • Joan Baez -- antiwar activist and folksinger
  • Ron Kovic -- veteran who became antiwar activist (wrote Born on the Fourth of July)
  • Nguyen Thi Dinh -- female revolutionary leader in South Vietnam
  • Tim Page -- Vietnam War photographer
  • John F. Kennedy -- President of the United States 1960-1963
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. -- civil rights leader and outspoken critic of war
  • Henry Kissinger -- National Security Advisor and Secretary of State
  • Norman Mailer -- American author and opponent of war
  • Ngo Dinh Diem -- Prime minister and president of South Vietnam, 1954-1963
  • William Westmoreland -- U.S. general and Wartime Chief of Staff