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

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
2005.
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English
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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.
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9780689862311
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table_of_contents Introduction -- Communism -- Origins of the Vietnam War: (Part I) French colonialism in Vietnam, (Part II) The dividing of Vietnam -- (Part III) The reasons for American intervention -- Viet Cong -- The advisors' War/MAAG -- The Tonkin Gulf incidents -- Operation Starlite -- The modern cavalry: the airmobile war -- The la Drang campaign -- The Iron Triangle --The unconventional war: Green Berets, force Recon, SEALs and air commandos -- The nurse's war -- Agent orange -- The Easter offensive -- The Pentagon papers -- The fall of Saigon -- Vietnam after the war.
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