10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War by Philip Caputo

By Philip Caputo

It was once the conflict that lasted 10000 days. The conflict that encouraged ratings of songs. The struggle that sparked dozens of riots. And during this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- profitable journalist Philip Caputo writes approximately our country's such a lot arguable battle -- the Vietnam battle -- for younger readers. From the 1st stirrings of unrest in Vietnam lower than French colonial rule, to American intervention, to the conflict at Hamburger Hill, to the Tet Offensive, to the autumn of Saigon, 10,000 Days of Thunder explores the battle that modified the lives of a new release of american citizens and that also reverberates with us at the present time.
integrated inside of 10,000 Days of Thunder are own anecdotes from infantrymen and civilians, in addition to profiles and bills of the activities of many old luminaries, either American and Vietnamese, eager about the Vietnam warfare, equivalent to Richard M. Nixon, normal William C. Westmoreland, Ho Chi Minh, Joe Galloway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson, and common Vo Nguyen Giap. Caputo additionally explores the increase of Communism in Vietnam, the jobs that ladies performed at the battlefield, the antiwar circulation at domestic, the participation of Vietnamese villagers within the battle, in addition to the far-reaching influence of the war's aftermath.
Caputo's dynamic narrative is highlighted by way of gorgeous images and key crusade and battlefield maps, making 10,000 Days of Thunder THE consummate e-book at the Vietnam conflict for kids.

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