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The Vietnam War

From Da Nang to Saigon

Series: The United States at War

By Deborah Kent

“What are we over here fighting for?” An American soldier asked this question during the Vietnam War. Many other American soldiers and citizens wondered the same thing. The conflict began when the United States sent armed forces to defend South Vietnam against Communist North Vietnam. It was supposed to be a brief military operation, but it ended as a bloody, twelve-year conflict in which thousands of American soldiers were killed. Author Deborah Kent examines this tragic and controversial period in American history from the first Marines arriving at Da Nang to the final airlift out of Saigon.

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Reviews

"The authors creatively utilize quotes from political leaders, soldiers, and citizens of countries fighting in the wars."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2012

". . . author Deborah Kent writes a clear account of the events that led up to the Vietnam War as well as the important battles of the war. In addition, readers will learn a bit about the home front . . . The book is written in a clear and concise manner, with an eye-catching layout, clear large font, and plenty of photos . . . This is a good addition for libraries, especially those that lack titles on the Vietnam War."

Library Media Connection, August/September 2011

"Combining a thoughtful narrative with human interest anecdotes drawn from the war, this general history ends up being an effective teaching tool. Readers will come away with a much enhanced understanding of both the events that made up the Vietnam War and their outcomes."

Children's Literature

"A truly interesting read that will open the eyes of the youth today to what it must have been like living during the Vietnam War."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2011

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