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Want to learn more about history, but don’t think you have the time? Think again.‘The Vietnam War: A Very Brief History’ is a fast-paced narrative giving all the essential details of the world’s most important Cold War-era conflict; a war that unleashed devastating consequences for Vietnam and Southeast Asia, and provoked a backlash of anti-war protests in the US. For manyWant to learn more about history, but don’t think you have the time? Think again.‘The Vietnam War: A Very Brief History’ is a fast-paced narrative giving all the essential details of the world’s most important Cold War-era conflict; a war that unleashed devastating consequences for Vietnam and Southeast Asia, and provoked a backlash of anti-war protests in the US. For many, it defined a generation.The Very Brief History series is intended to give the reader a short, concise account of the most important events in world history. Each book provides the reader with the essential facts concerning a particular event or person; no distractions, just the essential facts, allowing the reader to master the subject in the shortest time possible. With The Very Brief History series, anyone can become a history expert!...

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Number of Pages : 40 Pages
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  • Molly
    2018-12-16 00:30

    I really enjoyed this and finally understand a lot of what was happening in the 60s and 70s and the anti-war sentiment. I found the book thoroughly researched, intense. All I could think of what "wow what a mess this war was!!"

  • Edwin Lowe
    2018-12-05 03:15

    A Truly Great Short History, A Must Read!!!Americans who were born after 1973 have little or no knowledge of our Nations bloody foreign policy in Vietnam. Forgotten are the near 58,000 dead and over 200,000 wounded American service people and the 3-5 million North and South Vietnamese, Cambodians who died either as a direct or indirect result of America's foreign policies including direct use of warfare and\or covert operations throughout Southeast Asia. Yet in spite of our technological advantages and the bravery and bloodshed by our Nations youth in the battlefields of Vietnam we lost that war. The author argues that we lost the war because our leaders failed to understand the determination of the Vietnamese,(especially the Northerners. Further he shows that our leader's were also not aware that many of their own heavy-handed actions (especially in rural areas) isolated the very people they believed they were helping, and in some cases, drove them to support the Viet Cong. As a result of such ignorance, Washington made a number of administrative decisions regarding the war that had no correlation with actual conditions in Vietnam. The U.S. learned that while weapons and technology can help to win a war, of even greater importance is an understanding of the conditions of that war, the nature of one’s enemy! As a combat veteran in Vietnam I know and I think many other vets of that awful war will agree, that the author is absolutely correct. But don't take my word for it! Read this book!!!.

  • Mance
    2018-12-12 04:33

    Just as the it says on the tin, it is a very brief history and don't go expecting anything more than that. I'm kind of surprised there are no notes or sources provided, as well as a bit disappointed since those are where I usually find my next resources from. In a nutshell: if you're curious but not that curious and have a half hour to spare, this will do alright.

  • Nick Park
    2018-11-30 23:30

    Very very brief & simplified.I also wonder how accurate it is. For example, it erroneously states that Gerard Ford never held the post of Vice-President of the US. I spotted that mistake - and I'm not even American!

  • Yvonne
    2018-12-05 01:37

    Outstanding summary.Does a great job of including the most essential information of the Vietnam War in a concise manner for those of us who do not feel we have time to read books that are more in depth.

  • Fred
    2018-12-10 01:34

    Given it's brevity, it still managed to be somewhat comprehensive. I have always felt a little vague on the Korean involvement in Vietnam, glad that was covered.

  • Derek Emerson
    2018-12-17 06:07

    The book meets it aim of providing a quick overview of The Vietnam War. If you want a quick overview, this is not a bad start. If you want to know anything in depth, you'll need to move beyond this.