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Rolling thunder in a gentle land : the Vietnam War revisited

Author: Andrew A Wiest
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written by fifteen renowned authors, this book examines the Vietnam War, providing a fresh insight into this controversial conflict. It includes first-hand accounts, maps and contemporary  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew A Wiest
ISBN: 9781846032165 1846032164
OCLC Number: 148858039
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Contributors --
Chronology --
ch. 1. Introduction : an American war? / Andrew Wiest --
ch. 2. The French Indochina War, 1946-54 / Martin Windrow --
ch. 3. Fight for the long haul : the war as seen by a soldier in the people's army of Vietnam / Bui Tin --
ch. 4. The road south : the Ho Chi Minh Trail / John Prados --
ch. 5. The war outside Vietnam : Cambodia and Laos / Kenton Clymer --
ch. 6. A view from the other side of the story : reflections of South Vietnamese soldier / Lam Quang Thi --
ch. 7. Caught in the crossfire : the civilian experience / Le Ly Hayslip and Dien Pham --
ch. 8. Diggers and Kiwis : Australian and New Zealand experience in Vietnam / Jeffrey Grey --
ch. 9. The conduct of the war : strategy, doctrine, tactics, and policy / Lewis Sorley --
ch. 10. On the ground : the US experience / Bernard Edelman --
ch. 11. "Swatting flies with a sledgehammer" : the air war / Ronald B. Frankum, Jr. --
ch. 12. Battle for the Mekong : the river war in Vietnam / R. Blake Dunnavent --
ch. 13. Tactics in a different war : adapting US doctrine / Gordon L. Rottman --
ch. 14. The "living-room war" : media and public opinion in a limited war / Daniel C. Hallin --
ch. 15. The final act --
and after : the legacy of war / Arnold R. Isaacs --
Endnotes --
Bibliography --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: editor, Andrew Wiest.

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