The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

Paperback - 2013
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This book follows the lives of six key players during one of the most controversial wars in history.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Inc., 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780545488556
Characteristics: 143 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 20 cm.
Alternative Title: Profiles. Vietnam War


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Dec 31, 2014

Ignore the author's opinion on this book, then read the three chapters on the JFK Administration in Richard Parker's outstanding bio on John Kenneth Galbraith, then read Andrew Cohen's incredible book, Two Days in June, then David Talbot's extraordinary book, Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, and finally, Donald Gibson's amazing book, Battling Wall Street: the Kennedy presidency. The author's conclusions are most absurd. [And prior to JFK's assassination he sent out memos, read by a number of us in the military, although sent to State Department via military transmissions, ordering the withdrawal of those 16,500 to 16,800 advisors by the end of November, 1963!]

Dec 31, 2014

Although written at teen-age level, it presents the players, politics and emotions of the time in simple declarative sentences about six principle players. The overall conclusion of the author is that the war was a tragic mistake, but he also mentions that others have different opinions. Well done; I'd recommend it to anybody--especially for those not living in that era.


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