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"This encyclopedia is unique for its comprehensive coverage of the military, social, and political aspects of the Vietnam War. There are clear articles on military tactics and weapon systems, detailed biographies with particularly thorough coverage of the Communist leaders analytical articles describing the contributions of various nations, antiwar movement, and military strategy. Each entry has a substantial bibliography, as well as see-also references. Volume three consists of a documentary history of the war, including government memos, military telegrams, speeches, policy statements, and the logs of phone conversations. The comprehensive scope and depth of this encyclopedia make it a valuable addition to any academic or public library."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.Details French and American involvement in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and discusses Vietnamese history from 1975 through 1997
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"Spencer C. Tucker, the editor, has achieved remarkable scholarly balance in his own offerings, but even more impressive is his obvious willingness to accept a wide range of views from his contributors...One of the outstanding features of these volumes is the attention given to the Vietnamese side..." -- Times Literary Supplement, 5 February 1999About the Author:
Spencer C. Tucker is professor of history and holder of the John Biggs Chair in Military History at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia. He served as a captain in Army Intelligence during 1965-1967 and was professor of history at Texas Christian University from 1967-1997. Tucker is author or editor of eleven books on military or naval history. Among other works, he is the editor of the ABC-CLIO's award-winning Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War. Over 80 prestigious contributors, including Walter Boyne, Dr. Cecil B. Currey, Dr. Arthur J. Dommen, Dr. Marc J. Gilbert, Professor William Head, Dr. Richard Hunt, Mr. Arnold Isaacs, Dr. Clayton D. Laurie, Dr. William M. Leary, Dr. Edward J. Marolda, Dr. Edwin E. Moise, Dr. Malcolm Muir, Jr., Ng Ngoc Trung, Nguyn Cng Lun, Dr. Pham Cao Dg, Dr. Stanley Sandler, Dr. Lewis Sorley, Dr. Earl H. Tilford, Jr., Colonel David T. Zabecki, and Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr.
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Book Description ABC-CLIO, 1998. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110874369835
Book Description ABC-CLIO, 1998. Library Binding. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0874369835