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The Vietnam War1945 – 1975

Published by GILES in association with the New-York Historical Society

Add to Cart US$17.95

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 96 pages, 229 x 152 mm (6 × 9 in)

Illustrations — 80 colour and b&w illustrations, photographs and map

Format — Paperback

Price — UK£11.95 / US$17.95

ISBN — 978-1-907804-77-9

Press Release — An accessible new visual account of the causes,...

News  —  Groundbreaking exhibition The Vietnam War: 1945...

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"Manages briefly but accurately to cover virtually every important political, geopolitical, military, and societal aspect of the war"—Marc Leepson, The Vietnam Veterans of America

"Pairs a concise, chronological history of the war with a stunning collection of mostly black-and-white images"—Publishers Weekly

Accompanies an exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, NY, October 06, 2017-April 22, 2018

About the Book

This vividly illustrated book offers a clear and engaging account of the full expanse of the Vietnam War—its causes, conduct, and consequences on the warfront as well as the homefront. Six short essays and nearly fifty chronological entries highlight the places, people, key events, and burning questions of the era. Packed with photographs, posters and other visuals that evoke the period, this volume traces the history of American involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1975.

More than forty years have passed since the Vietnam War came to an end, but its far-reaching impact continues to reverberate today. Grounded in recent scholarship, The Vietnam War integrates multiple perspectives as it brings home the complexity of one of the signal events of the twentieth century.

About the Author(s)

One of the preeminent cultural institutions in the United States, New-York Historical Society is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and hosting public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City, State, and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.