Vietnam War: Almanac, 1st Edition

  • Kevin Hillstrom
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  • ISBN-10: 0787648833
  • ISBN-13: 9780787648831
  • DDC: 959.704
  • Shipping Weight: 2.10 lbs ( .95 kgs)
  • 352 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2001 | Published



Officially originating in 1941 when a Vietminh guerrilla force was formed under Ho Chi Minh and ending in May 1975 with the fall of Saigon, the Vietnam War took a heavy toll on American troops and greatly affected the political atmosphere of the late 60s and early 70s. Vietnam War: Almanac highlights the major events leading up to and during America's involvement in the war that created great political tensions on the home front:

  • Vietnam and French Colonialism
  • Vietnam and the Cold War
  • Early American Involvement in Vietnam
  • The Fall of Diem
  • The War at Home
  • Vietnam's Lasting Impact on America
  • And other topics relating to American involvement

Also included are sidebars, photographs, maps, timelines, "Words to Know" section, and an index.