Vietnam War

Vietnam War

How the United States Became Involved

Perspectives on History Series
by Mitch Yamasaki (Editor)
Publisher: History Compass
Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Price: $7.95

Historical Setting: Vietnam War

What did the United States hope to accomplish in Vietnam?

Why did the United States commit so many of the nation's resources to this region of the world?

How did a poorly armed guerilla army thwart the efforts of such a powerful nation?

These questions are addressed here as historian and educator Mitch Yamasaki presents a summary of the historical background of Vietnam, fifteen significant documents, and an examination of the major interpretations of U. S. involvement in this haunting war.

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