Vietnam War Reference Library, 1st Edition

  • Kevin Hillstrom
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  • ISBN-10: 0787691739
  • ISBN-13: 9780787691738
  • DDC: 959.7043
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 10th Grade
  • eBook
  • Original Copyright 2001 | Published/Released February 2004
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2001

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Research the Vietnam War from every angle with this comprehensive 4-vol. set. Starting with Vietnam War: Almanac, students trace the progression of this controversial war from its beginnings in 1941 with the creation of the Vietminh guerrilla force under Ho Chi Minh, through its last days in 1975 with the fall of Saigon. Learn more about the people involved with the war in Vietnam War: Biographies, a 2-vol. reference containing comprehensive essays ranging from high ranking government officials both foreign and domestic, to antiwar activists and the soldiers who fought for democracy. With Vietnam War: Primary Sources, students are provided with a variety of perspectives on the country's involvement in the war with excerpts from screenplays, literature, speeches and hearing testimonies.

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  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0787648825 | ISBN-13: 9780787648824


"UXL's Vietnam Reference Library is a highly recommended reference tool for students. The four volumes contain a tremendous amount of information for learning about the tragic war that claimed many lives, both American and Vietnamese. The Almanac volume presents a comprehensive overview on the war through 16 chapters on subjects such as the fall of Diem, the American Antiwar Movement, and President Nixon. ... The Biographies volumes profile 60 important figures from the Vietnam War era. ... The Primary Sources volume presents 13 full or excerpted speeches and written works from the Vietnam War era that reflect the diverse points of view on the war. ... All of the volumes conclude with a list of additional resources and a volume-specific index. A separate, paperback cumulative index is also provided with the set." -- ARBA (2002)


"This set is highly recommended for the junior- and senior-high-school libraries and public libraries. It gathers, in a readable format, information that deserves attention from adults who lived through this time period, as well as the student who needs information about the Vietnam War." -- Booklist (Febraury 2001)

— Booklist

"Almanac provides a good overview of the background to, conduct of, and the continuing legacy of the Vietnam War...Although these books will provide students with outstanding report material, they are so well written they could be recommended to general readers. A comprehensive, objective resource." -- School Library Journal (May 2001)

— School Library Journal