The Vietnam War: The Definitive Illustrated History (DK Definitive Visual Histories) (Hardcover)

The Vietnam War: The Definitive Illustrated History (DK Definitive Visual Histories) By DK, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by) Cover Image
By DK, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by)
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Description


The definitive telling of one of the longest and most controversial wars in US history.

Delve into the compelling history and impact of the Vietnam War in reverting detail. This authoritative visual guide unpacks accounts of struggle, sacrifice, and bravery, making this a perfect read for any military history enthusiast.

Inside the pages of this retelling of America's bloodiest conflict, you'll discover:

- A vivid, moving, and informative read written in an engaging style.
- A clear and compelling account of the conflict, in short, self-contained events from the Battle of Ia Drang to the Tet Offensive and The Khmer Rouge.
- Biography pages highlight major military and political figures such as Henry Kissinger, President Nixon, General Thieu, and Ho Chi Minh.
- Features on everyday life in the war offering additional context.
- Stunning image double page features display weapons, spy gear, and other equipment that defined the war.
- Maps and feature boxes provide additional information on significant events during the conflict.

Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this history book for adults is an authoritative history of both the first televised war and its lasting impact through the lenses of both sides of the conflict. The Vietnam War explores all aspects of the conflict and the wider political landscape using compelling text, maps, and archive photography of collections of weapons, aircraft, and armored vehicles.

The military techniques and conduct employed against the inferior technologies of the Viet Cong remain controversial and intriguing to date. Eyewitness accounts and iconic photographs bring events to life - from the background of the conflict to the incidents that drew America into Vietnam, the chronological event

About the Author


DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781465457691
ISBN-10: 1465457690
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: April 4th, 2017
Pages: 360
Language: English
Series: DK Definitive Visual Histories