Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land

Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land

The Vietnam War Revisited

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  • Author: Andrew Wiest
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 20 May 2013
  • Number of Pages: 316
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Fifteen renowned authors from widely varied backgrounds examine the Vietnam War, providing a fresh insight into this controversial conflict, even for those who have 'read it all before'. First-hand accounts, maps, analysis from the soldiers involved and new perspectives from combatants on both sides provide an incisive investigation into a fascinating and terrible war. "This is a superb and compelling reexamination of the major historical, political, and ethical issues that continue to smoulder many decades after the conclusion of the Vietnam War, I highly recommend Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land. It is among the best books of its kind that I've encountered over the last dozen years.” Tom O'Brien, author of The Things They Carried

Biographical Note

Dr Andrew Wiest is Professor of History at the University of Southern Mississippi. A widely published author, Wiest's titles include Vietnam's Forgotten Army: Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN (New York University), which won the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award; America and the Vietnam War (Routledge); Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land (Osprey); and Passchendaele and the Royal Navy (Greenwood Press). Additionally Dr Wiest has appeared in and consulted on several historical documentaries for the History Channel, Granada Television, PBS, the BBC, and for Lucasfilm. Wiest lives in Hattiesburg with his wife Jill and their three children Abigail, Luke and WyattBui Tin, Professor Kenton Clymer, Professor R. Blake Dunnavent, Bernard Edelman, Professor Ronald B. Frankum, Jr., Professor Jeffrey Grey, Professor Daniel C. Hallin, Le Ly Hayslip, Arnold R. Isaacs, Lieutenant-General Lam Quang Thi, Dr John Prados, Gordon L. Rottman, Lewis Sorley, Martin Windrow


Introduction: An American War?
The French Indochina War
Fight for the Long Haul
The South Road
The War Outside Vietnam
A View from the Other Side of the Story
Caught in the Crossfire
Diggers and Kiwis
The Conduct of War
On the Ground
”Swatting Flies with a Sledgehammer”
Battle for Mekong
Tactics in a Different War
The Living Room War
The Final Act - And After

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