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The Resource Vietnam : an epic tragedy, 1945-1975, Max Hastings

Vietnam : an epic tragedy, 1945-1975, Max Hastings

Label
Vietnam : an epic tragedy, 1945-1975
Title
Vietnam
Title remainder
an epic tragedy, 1945-1975
Statement of responsibility
Max Hastings
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Vietnam became the Western world's most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing scores of participants on both sides, as well as researching a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents and memoirs, to create an epic narrative of an epic struggle
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hastings, Max
Dewey number
  • 959.704/3
  • 959.704
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS557.7
LC item number
.H37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam
Label
Vietnam : an epic tragedy, 1945-1975, Max Hastings
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 811-825) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Beauty and many beasts -- The "dirty war" -- The fortress that never was -- Bloody footprints -- The twin tyrannies -- Some of the way with JFK -- 1963: coffins for two presidents -- The maze -- Into the Gulf -- "We are puzzled about how to proceed" -- The escalator -- "Trying to grab smoke" -- Graft and peppermint oil -- Rolling thunder -- Taking the pain -- "Waist deep in the Big Muddy" -- Our guys, their guys: the Vietnamese war -- Tet -- The giant reels -- Continuous replays -- Nixon's inheritance -- Losing by installments -- Collateral damage -- The biggest battle -- Big ugly fat fellers -- A kiss before dying -- The last act -- Afterward
Control code
on1001744417
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 857 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062405661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1001744417
Label
Vietnam : an epic tragedy, 1945-1975, Max Hastings
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 811-825) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Beauty and many beasts -- The "dirty war" -- The fortress that never was -- Bloody footprints -- The twin tyrannies -- Some of the way with JFK -- 1963: coffins for two presidents -- The maze -- Into the Gulf -- "We are puzzled about how to proceed" -- The escalator -- "Trying to grab smoke" -- Graft and peppermint oil -- Rolling thunder -- Taking the pain -- "Waist deep in the Big Muddy" -- Our guys, their guys: the Vietnamese war -- Tet -- The giant reels -- Continuous replays -- Nixon's inheritance -- Losing by installments -- Collateral damage -- The biggest battle -- Big ugly fat fellers -- A kiss before dying -- The last act -- Afterward
Control code
on1001744417
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiii, 857 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062405661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1001744417

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