The Vietnam War 1956–1975

The Vietnam War 1956–1975

Essential Histories 38
  • Author: Andrew Wiest
  • Short code: ESS 38
  • Publication Date: 13 Nov 2002
  • ISBN: 9781841764191
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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The Vietnam War was arguably the most important event, or series of events, of the "American Century." America entered the brutal conflict certain of its Cold War doctrines and certain of its moral mission to save the world from the advance of communism. As this book explains, however, the war was not at all what the United States expected. Outnumbered and outgunned the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces resorted to a guerrilla war based on the theories of Mao Zedong of China. This was war reduced to its most basic level - find the enemy and kill him.

Biographical Note

Andy Wiest is presently a Professor of History at the University of Southern Misssissippi, and serves as director of the Vietnam Studies Program and co-director of the university's Center for the Study of War and Society. He has authored several articles and book chapters on Great War history and the history of Vietnam, including ‘Passchendaele and the Royal Navy' (Greenwood Press, 1995), ‘The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War' (with Chris McNab, Amber Books, 2000) and ‘The Illustrated History of World War I' (Amber Books, 2000).

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