Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War / editor in chief, Stanley I. Kutler.
Publisher: New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1996.
ISBN: 0132769328 (alk. paper)
9780132769327 (alk. paper)
Description: xxxiv, 711 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Subject: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Encyclopedias.
Guerre du Viêt-nam, 1961-1975 Encyclopédies.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Encyclopedias.
Contents: American perspectives -- Antiwar movement -- Art and literature -- Colonialism -- Diplomacy -- Media and the war -- Prelude to U.S. combat intervention -- Strategy and tactics -- Vietnam -- Vietnamese perspectives -- Gulf of Tonkin Resolution -- Paris Peace Accords -- Medal of Honor winners.
Summary: This authoritative encyclopedia separates the facts of America's longest war from the polemics that obscured them. It is an invaluable look at the people, places, events, and ideas - both on the battlefield and on the home front - of this confusing and contentious period. Readers will appreciate the even-handed treatment of the war that shaped and continues to shape America at the end of the twentieth century. Its 564 articles, 210 illustrations, and 13 maps provide the essential details about figures great and small - from Lyndon Johnson and Ho Chi Minh to the people in Vietnam's cities and countryside and the soldiers of all sides who fought and died in Southeast Asia. Ten long essays delve into major themes such as the war's effects on the United States and Vietnam, the land and peoples of Vietnam, and the French colonial era.