VIETNAM: A VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA, by Philip Gutzman. An extra large 9"x12" 448 page volume with more than 800 superb photos, most of them in vivid color, traces every detail from the war's inception to resettlement of the Vietnamese in America. This encyclopedic history, a 2002 book, is the perfect addition to any collection on Vietnam military history. Virtually every aspect of the war is presented, from civic action to special operations, from life in the villages to refugee status and resettlement in America.
All branches of the participating armed services are thoroughly examined, including USA, ARVN, Australian and other allies. The extensive Chronology includes daily events from early 1954 to late 1975. The ensuing pages are arranged with topics in alphabetical order, from the A Shau Valley to Zumwalt. Everything of importance is listed: personalities, battles, weapons, strategies, propaganda, etc. After 30 years, so many questions remain about the Vietnam War. Perhaps this new book will help to answer them. At $29.95, this is an outstanding bargain.
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