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Vietnam War

DK / 2005 / Hardcover

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Learn all about the Vietnam War in this photograph-filled DK Eyewitness book. With chapters on U.S. advisors in Vietnam, communist and U.S. allies, Saigon and Hanoi, villages in wartime , last air assaults, the antiwar movement, tunnels, war on inland waters, and more, readers will gain a visually-rich overview of what makes the Vietnam War so special. 72 pages with index and glossary. Oversized book, hardcover.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 72
Vendor: DK
Publication Date: 2005
ISBN: 0756611660
ISBN-13: 9780756611668
UPC: 690472011668
Ages: 8-17
Series: DK Eyewitness Books

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Publisher's Description

A visual and informative guide to one of the longest and most controversial wars in American history, now revised and updated in the relaunched DK Eyewitness Books format.

Explore the people, places, battles, and weapons of America's Indochina struggle with DK Eyewitness Books: Vietnam War. See campaigns in the air and battles in jungles, cities, and rice paddies, from Saigon to the Mekong Delta. Learn about the most powerful combat weapons of the age, including napalm bombs and M-60 machine guns. From the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the Viet Cong to the war's aftermath, discover the Vietnam War, why America went to war in Indochina, and who fought there.

Now available for the first time in paperback, DK Eyewitness Books: Vietnam War tells the dramatic story of patriotism, tragedy, bloody conflict, and heroism.

Series Overview: Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.

Editorial Reviews

"This wide ranging resource, which holds appeal for readers well beyond the target audience, should reinforce DK's reputation for publishing visually captivating, dependable nonfiction." — Booklist

"The folks at DK have almost single-handedly rejuvenated if not reinvented the often moribund world of non-fiction books for children." — Newsweek

"A mini museum between the covers of a book." — The New York Times

"These books' striking visual impact will draw in even the most casual readers." — School Library Journal

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