Vietnam War A Graphic History

ISBN-10: 0809094959
ISBN-13: 9780809094950
Edition: 2009
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Description: When Senator Edward Kennedy declared, "Iraq is George Bush's Vietnam," everyone understood. The Vietnam War has become the touchstone for U.S. military misadventuresa war lost on the home front although never truly lost on the battlefront. During  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 9/15/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

When Senator Edward Kennedy declared, "Iraq is George Bush's Vietnam," everyone understood. The Vietnam War has become the touchstone for U.S. military misadventuresa war lost on the home front although never truly lost on the battlefront. During the pivotal decade of 1962 to 1972, U.S. involvement rose from a few hundred advisers to a fighting force of more than one million. This same period saw the greatest schism in American society since the Civil War, a generational divide pitting mothers and fathers against sons and daughters who protested the country's ever-growing military involvement in Vietnam. Meanwhile, well-intentioned decisions in Washington became operational orders with tragic outcomes in the rice paddies, jungles, and villages of Southeast Asia. Through beautifully rendered artwork,The Vietnam War: A Graphic Historydepicts the course of the war from its initial expansion in the early 1960s through the evacuation of Saigon in 1975, and what transpired at home, from the antiwar movement and the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. to the Watergate break-in and the resignation of a president.

Dwight Jon Zimmerman began his career in publishing at Marvel Comics, where he held a variety of editorial positions. In 1992, he became executive editor of Topps Comics. His first book, First Command: Paths to Leadership, was published in 2005. His other books include The Hammer and the Anvil, The Book of War, The Book of Weapons, The Vietnam War: A Graphic History, and Tecumseh: Shooting Star of the Shawnee. He has also adapted books for young readers by numerous authors including Dee Brown, James McPherson, and Bill O'Reilly.

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