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.