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The Vietnam War : an intimate history

Author: Geoffrey C Ward; Ken Burns; Brian Corrigan; Fred Sanders
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Random House Audio, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others: a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film to be aired in September 2017.More than forty years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Downloadable audio books
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey C Ward; Ken Burns; Brian Corrigan; Fred Sanders
ISBN: 9780307970831 0307970833 9780307970855 030797085X
OCLC Number: 1003131410
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Based on the film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.
Performer(s): Read by Brian Corrigan with Fred Sanders, introduction read by Ken Burns.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (31 hr., 23 min., 43 sec.)) : digital
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns.

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From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others: a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film to be aired in September 2017.More than forty years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide us today. Now, continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed collaborations, the authors draw on dozens and dozens of interviews in America and Vietnam to give us the perspectives of people involved at all levels of the war: U.S. and Vietnamese soldiers and their families, high-level officials in America and Vietnam, antiwar protestors, POWs, and many more. The book plunges us into the chaos and intensity of combat, even as it explains the rationale that got us into Vietnam and kept us there for so many years. Rather than taking sides, the book seeks to understand why the war happened the way it did, and to clarify its complicated legacy. Beautifully written and richly illustrated, this is a tour de force that is certain to launch a new national conversation.Read by Brian Corrigan with Fred Sanders, and with an introduction read by Ken Burns

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