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Explore the captivating history of the Vietnam War!

The Vietnam War represented a watershed not only in American and Vietnamese history but also internationally. It wasn’t just a battle between two nations, but between two ideologies, two military strategies, and a fight for the hearts and minds of two vastly different national populations.   

Few conflicts in global history symbolize as much as Vietnam. From the civil rights movement to the role of the media in warfare, the Vietnam War was unique in the sense that it could not be contained as a military matter but transcended every area of Vietnamese and American society. The word "Vietnam" describes an era of history, not just an isolated war in a small nation in Southeast Asia. It is the lens through which the America and Vietnam of today must be interpreted. Few conflicts have or will ever shape the world as much as the Vietnam War.   

Some of the topics and questions covered in this audiobook include:  

  • The French and the First Indochina War
  • Out of the frying pan, into the fire: The government of Ngo Dinh Diem
  • Pragmatism and idealism
  • The death of two Catholic presidents
  • Smoke and mirrors: Johnson’s war
  • The American war machine
  • The Tet nightmare
  • Nixon and Kissinger

Get the audiobook now and learn more about the Vietnam War!

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  • BDG-ALPHA
  • 31-07-2020

quick and accurate

This was good information but not so much you get overwhelmed. To the point, and not taking sides. Most books on Viet NAM go on and on with so Mich info it drowns you.

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  • Jessica
  • 02-02-2018

Authentic

There is amazing return in the book, overall it was great with shocking insights into what it was like to serve in Vietnam with a US Army armored unit.

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  • Edith
  • 02-02-2018

It opened my eyes to a few things

This book surely supports in decreasing the Vietnam War and has lots of pleasant and interesting stuff. The revision tests and plays are great and support so much in knowing and getting. I was able to test out of my Vietnam war levels, some in part to this. Receive It!

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  • Jack
  • 02-02-2018

full of relevant facts.

Very good report too of a Vietnam War. Correct interpretation.I like it all very informative, I have lived through it all, it only proves that politicians do not care for the people they serve.

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  • Ezra
  • 02-02-2018

Loved it.

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A Captivating Guide to the Second Indochina War a very well written. Seldom it's better to go quickly through major events in History to get the bigger picture and see the forest for the trees so to speak. This book will present that for you.

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  • Spirit Finder
  • 02-02-2018

understanding Why & What

A Captivating Guiden of Vietnam War is a great book! I fully suggest this to anyone who is a history buff, and mainly to people that lived during this era.

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  • Milly Lilly
  • 02-02-2018

Pieces of knowledge

An excellent summary of a complex topic. Use this as the starting point for more detailed research if necessary. For me, it included what I needed to know.

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  • Simon
  • 02-02-2018

Easy to understand and very informative.

After listening to this book I realize a little better why I didn't know much about the war and why we were there in the first place - we weren't thought to know! Too bad we can't seem to learn from our errors. Easy to understand and very informative.

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  • Asher Cole
  • 02-02-2018

All sides of Vietnam

I imagined this book does an excellent job of explaining how the war in Vietnam commenced years before the US arrived when the US was there and their policies, and the result. Also gives a view from not only the US but other nations and Vietnamese citizens.

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  • Willow
  • 02-02-2018

the book is great

My only issue with listening to this book was that historical figures/great people are only really begun once and there are no suggestions about who they are after. At first, it was hard to re-find where some people were first opened to tell myself who they were, but then I learned Google survives. Aside from that small issue, the book is great.

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  • Kevin Carling
  • 07-09-2020

Decent listen for those not familiar

A decent book for those not familiar with the Vietnam war. It doesn’t really go into specific battles in detail but rather a fast paced narrative from start to finish.

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  • Rowan Elian
  • 06-02-2018

A great work

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A brilliant telling of the history of Vietnam which shows the before and after of a nation so rapidly exposed to western civilization.

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  • Zak
  • 06-02-2018

Excellent journey through Vietnam

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Great and great history of an important time in American history, though, Excellent detailed history of what led to our involvement

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  • Benjamin Filip
  • 06-02-2018

Very eye-opening and informative.

Originally, I believed this book was mainly about the U.S.'s involvement in the Vietnam War. Of course, it is, though there's history prior to this event that is solid as well, mainly, the reflection of the French. The Vietnamese, as you will discover, are a very hard-working and resilient people; seriously underrated in their skills. Very eye-opening and informative.

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  •  Dimitr Nikolai
  • 06-02-2018

I liked very much the author's style,

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I liked very much the author's style, typical for a writer that had lived all the events described in this book.This is so the most comprehensive book about this war, full of first-hand accounts.

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  • Brantley
  • 06-02-2018

in depth

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The best book on the Vietnam War I have ever learned, as far as who, what, when and why. Purchased for my sister as he served in Vietnam. Great book. She has definitely been enjoying this book. Thanks

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  • Wayne
  • 06-02-2018

You will understand everything about Vietnam War

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The in-depth account of the long war there and the history leading up to it. Helpful in making sense of this still controversial topic.

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  • Bart
  • 06-02-2018

Very factual

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I suggest this book and the politically unreliable guide to Vietnam. We must start teaching the youth of this country what really passed and give the men who fought the respect and honor they so truly deserve.

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  • Anna
  • 06-02-2018

An honest take on the war.

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if you are interested in Vietnam history and strategy. It is a true view of the Vietnam War. I spent three years there. The book is outstanding in its format

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  • Maria
  • 06-02-2018

It is well worth the money

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This book was a demand from the teacher for a class I am taking on the History of Vietnam. Its an outstanding book on crucial matters that we met before, during and after the Vietnam War.All in all, it is a great book. It's very detailed information.

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