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The Resource After Tet : the bloodiest year in Vietnam, Ronald H. Spector

After Tet : the bloodiest year in Vietnam, Ronald H. Spector

Label
After Tet : the bloodiest year in Vietnam
Title
After Tet
Title remainder
the bloodiest year in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Ronald H. Spector
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the wake of the Tet Offensive in January and February 1968, Lyndon Johnson announced the cessation of bombing against North Vietnam and America's determination to seek peace. As negotiations began in Paris, most Americans believed the war was winding down and, indeed, almost over. Yet, ironically, the year that followed the Tet Offensive saw the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War. At the twenty-fifth anniversary of that bloodiest year, the author has produced a narrative account of the harrowing events that rarely reached American television screens but largely determined the war's course and outcome. The terrible battles of 1968 condemned America and North and South Vietnam to five more years of war precisely because they were costly and inconclusive. These bloody but indecisive operations could not break, but could only perpetuate, the war's diplomatic and military deadlock. For the rank-and-file soldier, the war raged on. Drawing upon recently declassified government documents, accounts by GIs, and his own eye-witness experience as a Marine in Vietnam that year, the author, a military historian, describes the vicious struggle in the jungles, mountains, and rice paddies. He shows how the bloodiest year epitomized every aspect of the war - from individual bravery to military doggedness to political vacillation - as both sides mounted increasingly expensive and desperate offensives. He reveals the experience of the soldiers caught between an ambivalent American government and an intransigent North Vietnamese leadership. Exploring the lesser known aspects of the war, the author describes in detail the deterioration of American military race relations, the growth of the drug culture, the riots in U.S. military prisons, and even the experience of South Vietnamese soldiers and Viet Cong. Describing the bloodiest year from all angles - the personal, military, and political, the American and the Vietnamese - this book details the American military experience in Vietnam
Summary
Recounts the experience of American soldiers in the Vietnam War during the watershed year of 1968, which saw individual bravery against the background of political vacillation, the deterioration of race relations, and the growth of the drug culture
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
170198
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spector, Ronald H.
Dewey number
959.704/34
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558
LC item number
.S69 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the bloodiest year in Vietnam
Label
After Tet : the bloodiest year in Vietnam, Ronald H. Spector
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I want to speak to you tonight of peace in Vietnam" -- "You don't know how lucky we are to have soldiers like this" -- "You're going home in a body bag" -- "Born in the north, to die in the south" -- "Corruption is everywhere" -- The relief of Khe Sanh and after, April 1968 -- The May offensive: Dai Do -- Lessons of the May offensive -- "The people in the middle" -- The August offensive -- The end of racial harmony -- In the rear with the gear, the sergeant major, and the beer -- The war for the countryside -- "It is the right thing to do."
Control code
ocm26160000
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 390 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780029303801
Lccn
92023853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)26160000
Label
After Tet : the bloodiest year in Vietnam, Ronald H. Spector
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I want to speak to you tonight of peace in Vietnam" -- "You don't know how lucky we are to have soldiers like this" -- "You're going home in a body bag" -- "Born in the north, to die in the south" -- "Corruption is everywhere" -- The relief of Khe Sanh and after, April 1968 -- The May offensive: Dai Do -- Lessons of the May offensive -- "The people in the middle" -- The August offensive -- The end of racial harmony -- In the rear with the gear, the sergeant major, and the beer -- The war for the countryside -- "It is the right thing to do."
Control code
ocm26160000
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 390 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780029303801
Lccn
92023853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)26160000

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