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Vietnam War Almanac
  • Authored by: James H. Willbanks
  • From the Series: Almanacs of American Wars
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816071020
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7102-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $95.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 02/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 959
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 608


The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial and divisive events in American history since the Civil War. Stretching from approximately 1957 to 1973, this watershed event cost billions of dollars and claimed the lives of thousands of Americans.

Containing a detailed, day-by-day chronology of the events and people involved in the Vietnam War, the new Vietnam War Almanac also features an A-to-Z biographical dictionary of the key figures involved in the conflict, along with a comprehensive listing of vital statistics in the appendix. Maps, illustrations, and an extensive bibliography aid further research and complete this invaluable almanac.

Coverage includes:

  • Creighton W. Abrams
  • George W. Ball
  • William E. Colby
  • Walter L. Cronkite
  • Ngo Dinh Diem
  • Vo Nguyen Giap
  • David Halberstam
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Hubert Humphrey
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Henry A. Kissinger
  • Henry Cabot Lodge
  • Robert S. McNamara
  • Richard M. Nixon
  • Dean Rusk
  • Cao Van Vien
  • William C. Westmoreland.


Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Chronology.

About the Author(s)

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. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Kansas. Willbanks is a retired lieutenant colonel with 23 years of service as an infantry officer in various assignments, including a tour as an advisor with both the Royal Thai Army in Vietnam and the 18th Division of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. He is the author of Abandoning Vietnam and The Tet Offensive: A Concise History.

Reviews and Awards

"...an excellent addition to the already very good collection of available reference works...a very good reference..."

American Reference Books Annual

"...detailed...valuable...a good complement to encyclopedic resources...Recommended for high-school, public, and undergraduate libraries."


"...a fine one-volume reference work on the Vietnam War that will be useful for public and academic libraries...Recommended."


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