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Explore the captivating history of the Vietnam War!
The Vietnam War represented a watershed not only in American and Vietnamese history but also internationally. It wasn’t just a battle between two nations, but between two ideologies, two military strategies, and a fight for the hearts and minds of two vastly different national populations.   
Few conflicts in global history symbolize as much as Vietnam. From the civil rights movement to the role of the media in warfare, the Vietnam War was unique in the sense that it could not be contained as a military matter but transcended every area of Vietnamese and American society. The word "Vietnam" describes an era of history, not just an isolated war in a small nation in Southeast Asia. It is the lens through which the America and Vietnam of today must be interpreted. Few conflicts have or will ever shape the world as much as the Vietnam War.   
Some of the topics and questions covered in this audiobook include:  


The French and the First Indochina War
Out of the frying pan, into the fire: The government of Ngo Dinh Diem
Pragmatism and idealism
The death of two Catholic presidents
Smoke and mirrors: Johnson’s war
The American war machine
The Tet nightmare
Nixon and Kissinger
Get the audiobook now and learn more about the Vietnam War!
©2017 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History
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5 out of 5 stars
By jim on 02-02-18

Well worth your time!!!

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I really enjoyed this account and appreciate the author's efforts to show how war experienced by those who actually conduct the day to day activities involved.Takes back to the time thanks, well done.


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By Josh on 02-02-18

Couldn't stop listening

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It was an interesting book. I had no idea what the men felt like that were over there. The author seemed very sincere in his account of daily life there.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Powell on 02-06-18

Fantastic

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He is a great writer who tells the story from personal experience. This is not meant to be a just historical review of all sides. That in mind, it is outstanding.

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By Rex on 02-06-18

Interesting history of a stupid war

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This book is on the "Recommended listening List" of Vietnam Veterans of America, and Indianapolis, IndianaThis book is very descriptive in covering the History of Vietnam

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