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Tet! The Turning Point in the Vietnam War

ISBN-10: 0801867037
ISBN-13: 9780801867033
Edition: 2001
Authors: Don Oberdorfer
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 3/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 5.50" wide x 1.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Finalist for the 1971 National Book Award In early 1968, Communist forces in Vietnam launched a surprise offensive that targeted nearly every city, town, and major military base throughout South Vietnam. For several hours, the U.S. embassy in Saigon itself came under siege by Viet Cong soldiers. Militarily, the offensive was a failure, as the North Vietnamese Army and its guerrilla allies in the south suffered devastating losses. Politically, however, it proved to be a crucial turning point in America's involvement in Southeast Asia and public opinion of the war. In this classic work of military history and war reportage -- long considered the definitive history of Tet and its aftermath -- Don Oberdorfer moves back and forth between the war and the home front to document the lasting importance of this military action. Based on his own observations as a correspondent for the Washington Post and interviews with hundreds of people who were caught up in the struggle, Tet! remains an essential contribution to our understanding of the Vietnam War.

Preface to the Johns Hopkins Edition
Preface to the Original Edition
"They're Coming in!"
Decision in the North
America on the Eve
Attack!
The Shock Wave
Death in Hue
America the Vincible
Turnaround
Afterword
Chronology
Chapter Notes, Acknowledgments and Sources
Index
Maps

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