Research the Vietnam War from every angle with this comprehensive 4-vol. set. Starting with Vietnam War: Almanac, students trace the progression of this controversial war from its beginnings in 1941 with the creation of the Vietminh guerrilla force under Ho Chi Minh, through its last days in 1975 with the fall of Saigon. Learn more about the people involved with the war in Vietnam War: Biographies, a 2-vol. reference containing comprehensive essays ranging from high ranking government officials both foreign and domestic, to antiwar activists and the soldiers who fought for democracy. With Vietnam War: Primary Sources, students are provided with a variety of perspectives on the country's involvement in the war with excerpts from screenplays, literature, speeches and hearing testimonies.
"UXL's Vietnam Reference Library is a highly recommended reference tool for students. The four volumes contain a tremendous amount of information for learning about the tragic war that claimed many lives, both American and Vietnamese. The Almanac volume presents a comprehensive overview on the war through 16 chapters on subjects such as the fall of Diem, the American Antiwar Movement, and President Nixon. ... The Biographies volumes profile 60 important figures from the Vietnam War era. ... The Primary Sources volume presents 13 full or excerpted speeches and written works from the Vietnam War era that reflect the diverse points of view on the war. ... All of the volumes conclude with a list of additional resources and a volume-specific index. A separate, paperback cumulative index is also provided with the set."
-- ARBA (2002)
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