A moving journey through the history of the Vietnam War, packed with gripping accounts of struggle, sacrifice, and bravery.
Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative history of the Vietnam War examines both the conflict and its lasting impact in riveting detail. Combining compelling text with maps and archive photography, A Short History of the Vietnam War
showcases every aspect of the fighting and the wider political landscape.
Eyewitness accounts and iconic photographs bring events to life, from Operation Passage to Freedom to the evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon. Collections of weapons, aircraft, and armored vehicles are presented on detailed gallery pages, while diagrams and maps show exactly how decisive moments unfolded, and biographical entries give insight into key figures such as Henry Kissinger, General Thieu, President Nixon, and Pol Pot.
The perfect read for the military history enthusiast, A Short History of the Vietnam War
is a stirring visual record of the suffering and heroism that occurred in America’s bloodiest ever conflict.