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The rise and fall of an American army : U.S. ground forces in Vietnam, 1965-1973

Author: Shelby L Stanton
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 2003, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st mass market ed., Nov. 2003View all editions and formats

Describes all major combat operations and significant battles of the Vietnam War, assesses the impact of each victory or defeat, and covers war strategies, campaign plans, battlefield tactics, and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shelby L Stanton
ISBN: 089141827X 9780891418276
OCLC Number: 54100115
Description: xv, 423 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : maps, portraits, photographs ; 18 cm
Contents: Advisors and Special Forces --
An army girds for battle --
Marines at war --
An army goes to war --
The build-up --
The area war --
The central front --
The northern front --
The year of the big battles --
Battle for Saigon approaches --
Battle for the Highlands --
Holding the line --Battle for the coast --
Year of crises --
The Battles of Tet-68 --
Siege and breakthrough --
Counteroffensive --
One war --
One war in the northern provinces --
One war in the southern provinces --
A changing war --
An army departs the war.
Other Titles: United States ground forces in Vietnam, 1965-1973
Responsibility: Shelby L. Stanton.


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