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Vietnam War Almanac
  • Authored by: James H. Willbanks
  • From the Series: Almanacs of American Wars
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  • ISBN-10: 1438126883
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-2688-3
  • Status: In Stock
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  • 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.



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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