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Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War : a political, social, and military history

Author: Spencer Tucker
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:OKS Print
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"This encyclopedia is unique for its comprehensive coverage of the military, social, and political aspects of the Vietnam War. There are clear articles on military tactics and weapon systems, detailed biographies with particularly thorough coverage of the Communist leaders analytical articles describing the contributions of various nations, antiwar movement, and military strategy. Each entry has a substantial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Dictionnaires anglais
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©1998
(OCoLC)607142715
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Spencer Tucker
ISBN: 0874369835 9780874369830
OCLC Number: 38930492
Description: 3 volumes (lii, 1196 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: V. 1. A-M --
v. 2. N-Z --
v. 3. Documents.
Other Titles: Vietnam War
Responsibility: Spencer C. Tucker, editor.

Abstract:

"This encyclopedia is unique for its comprehensive coverage of the military, social, and political aspects of the Vietnam War. There are clear articles on military tactics and weapon systems, detailed biographies with particularly thorough coverage of the Communist leaders analytical articles describing the contributions of various nations, antiwar movement, and military strategy. Each entry has a substantial bibliography, as well as see-also references. Volume three consists of a documentary history of the war, including government memos, military telegrams, speeches, policy statements, and the logs of phone conversations. The comprehensive scope and depth of this encyclopedia make it a valuable addition to any academic or public library."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

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