The Vietnam War: History in an Hour : History in an Hour

  • by Neil Smith
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • Series: History in an Hour
  • 1 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

History for busy people. Listen to a concise history of the Vietnam War in just one hour.
War, what is it good for? The Vietnam War: History In an Hour gives a gripping account of the most important Cold War-era conflict, fought between the United States and the Viet Cong, the Vietnam People's Army and their Communist allies. It was one of the most traumatic military conflicts America has ever been involved in – and provoked a backlash of anti-war protests at home.
Here are the key events leading up to the Vietnam War, the deadly guerrilla warfare of the Viet Cong, the domestic anti-war movement, and the fall of Saigon. The Vietnam War: History In an Hour is essential listening for anyone interested in post-war history.
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This is a political timetable of the main issues which tells you very little about the war itself.

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- Bookworm

reasonable introduction to the vietnam war

a good brief introduction, however i feel the topic is a little to complex to cover in an hour. the time line is a little confusing near the end and the is no reflection on the aftermath of this war.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-08-2012
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited