Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land
The Vietnam War Revisited
By (author) Andrew A. Wiest
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Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land by Andrew A. Wiest
Book DescriptionFrom the Colonial War with France in the 1940s and 50s, through to the final evacuation of Saigon in 1975 and beyond, each chapter of "Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land: The Vietnam War Revisited" focuses on a different aspect of the Vietnam War. Officers from both the NVA and ARVN take a first-hand look at the strategy and tactics of both sides and give critical assessments of where the war went wrong; Le Ly Hayslip provides a harrowing account of life for the typical South Vietnamese civilian caught up in the war. Acclaimed historians and journalists, such as Bernard Edelman and Arnold Isaacs, take a critical look at the many aspects of the war from the river war and the air war through to the strategy and doctrine used by the US forces.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846030208
(242mm x 190mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrew A. Wiest
Boys of '67, Paperback (January 2014)
In the spring of 1966, while the war in Vietnam was still popular, the US military decided to reactivate the 9th Infantry Division as part of the military build-up. This title tells the story of young draftees who had done everything that their nation had asked of them and had received so little in return - lost faces of a distant war.
Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land, Paperback (May 2013)
Examines the Vietnam War. In this title, first-hand accounts, maps and contemporary photographs, analysis from the soldiers involved and fresh perspectives from combatants on both sides provide an incisive investigation into a fascinating and terrible war.
Triumph Revisited, Hardback (May 2010)» View all books by Andrew A. Wiest
Collects critiques of Triumph Forsaken and catalogues arguments about how the war should be remembered, how history may be reconstructed, and by whom.
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Author Biography - Andrew A. Wiest
Andrew Wiest is Visiting Professor, Department of Warfighting Strategy, USAF Air War College. Bui Tin served in the VN People's Army for 37 years. He has lived in exile since 1990. Professor Kenton Clymer chairs the History Department at Northern Illinois University. Professor R. Blake Dunnavent is on the faculty at Louisiana State University. Bernard Edelman served as a correspondent for the US Army in Vietnam. Ronald B. Frankum, Jr. is assistant professor of history at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Jeffrey Grey is professor of history at University College, Australian Defence Force Academy. Daniel C. Hallin is Professor of Communication at the University of California, SD. Le Ly Hayslip, was a civilian in war-torn Vietnam. She is the author of two best-selling memoirs. Arnold R. Isaacs reported from Vietnam for the Baltimore Sun 1972_75. Lam Quang Thi was a lieutenant-general in the South Vietnamese Army. John Prados is project director at the National Security Archive. Gordon L. Rottman served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam. Lewis Sorley has served on the faculties at West Point and the Army War College. Martin Windrow is an author and editor of military history.
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