Synopses & Reviews
With more than 58,000 casualties and 300,000 wounded, at a cost of more than $130 billion, the Vietnam War became one of the most divisive conflicts in American history. The scars left by the war can still be felt today, making it crucial that we have the facts about this watershed event.
Vietnam War Almanac contains a chronological history of the war in Vietnam, with day-by-day listings of the war on the ground, in the air, and at sea; international and U.S. events; and a biographical dictionary of major military and civilian figures. It may be impossible to fully understand such a complicated and horrible struggle, but for the families of veterans and for historians, the thorough presentation here, along with its extensive bibliography and index, is an excellent place to start. Coverage here includes:
The Tet Offensive
Walter L. Cronkite
The Battle of Dien Bien Phu
Vo Nguyen Giap
Ngo Dinh Diem
The Battle of Ia Drang Valley
Robert S. McNamara
The Battle of Hamburger Hill
The Battle of An Loc
And much more
President Nixon claimed that the war was “misreported then, and it is misremembered now.” This almanac will ensure that it is remembered correctly.
A day-by-day chronicle of the war that scarred the nation.
About the Author
James H. Willbanks
is director of the Department of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Willbanks is a retired lieutenant colonel with twenty-three years of service as an infantry officer in various assignments. He is the author of Abandoning Vietnam
, The Battle of An Loc
, and The Tet Offensive: A Concise History
. He lives in Leavenworth, Kansas.