10,000 days of thunder: a history of the Vietnam War

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
2005.
Language:
English
Description
It was the war that lasted ten thousand days. The war that inspired scores of songs. The war that sparked dozens of riots. And in this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Philip Caputo writes about our country's most controversial war -- the Vietnam War -- for young readers. From the first stirrings of unrest in Vietnam under French colonial rule, to American intervention, to the battle at Hamburger Hill, to the Tet Offensive, to the fall of Saigon, 10,000 Days of Thunder explores the war that changed the lives of a generation of Americans and that still reverberates with us today. Included within 10,000 Days of Thunder are personal anecdotes from soldiers and civilians, as well as profiles and accounts of the actions of many historical luminaries, both American and Vietnamese, involved in the Vietnam War, such as Richard M. Nixon, General William C. Westmoreland, Ho Chi Minh, Joe Galloway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson, and General Vo Nguyen Giap. Caputo also explores the rise of Communism in Vietnam, the roles that women played on the battlefield, the antiwar movement at home, the participation of Vietnamese villagers in the war, as well as the far-reaching impact of the war's aftermath. Caputo's dynamic narrative is highlighted by stunning photographs and key campaign and battlefield maps, making 10,000 Days of Thunder THE consummate book on the Vietnam War for kids.
More Details
ISBN:
9780689862311
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 9.7, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
1210L
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 032cf3ca-feeb-037f-1cf3-9b904ea09e36
Grouping Title 10 000 days of thunder a history of the vietnam war
Grouping Author caputo philip
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-08-11 04:48:44AM
Last Indexed 2019-08-18 04:56:54AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 6
accelerated_reader_reading_level 9.7
author Caputo, Philip.
author_display Caputo, Philip
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Kids Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Kids Nonfiction
display_description It was the war that lasted ten thousand days. The war that inspired scores of songs. The war that sparked dozens of riots. From the first stirrings of unrest in Vietnam under French colonial rule, to American intervention, to the Tet Offensive, to the battle at Hamburger Hill, to the fall of Saigon.
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id 032cf3ca-feeb-037f-1cf3-9b904ea09e36
isbn 9780689862311
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b13211213 .i12342713 Central Kids Nonfiction J 959.704 CAPUT 1 false false On Shelf Aug 09, 2019 cjn
itype_arlington Hardback
last_indexed 2019-08-18T08:56:54.01Z
lexile_score 1210
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington J 959.704 CAPUT
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9780689862311
publishDate 2005
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b13211213 Book Books English Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2005. 128 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13211213 .i12342713 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Juvenile literature
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States -- Juvenile literature
title_display 10,000 days of thunder : a history of the Vietnam War
title_full 10,000 days of thunder : a history of the Vietnam War / Philip Caputo
title_short 10,000 days of thunder :
title_sub a history of the Vietnam War