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by Thomas D. Publication date 1985. Topics Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 - United States. United States - History - 1945-, Vietnam - History - 20th century. Publisher Little, Brown. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.
This book surveys the tragically ill-fated role of the United States in Vietnam from the 1940s on. It bristles with insights into the personalities of the Cold Warriors and New Frontiersmen who planned and executed our opening moves there. It bears poignant witness to the might-have-beens of history. It portrays the military side of the war, on the battlefield and in the operations rooms, as no general history has done to date.
Vietnam: The Valor and the Sorrow by Thomas D. Boettcher documents all aspects of the wars in Vietnam from the French colonial period to the Fall of Saigon in April 1975, including events from the home front in the United States to the front lines in Vietnam. Biographical, Historical. Tom Boettcher is a Vietnam Veteran who was awarded the Bronze star for service there. He is also the author of Truman and the Military, first published by Little, Brown as First Call
4055 Vietnam The Valor and the Sorrow From the home front to the front lines in words and pictures, by Thomas D. Boettcher (read 8 Aug 2005) This is a 1985 book by an Air Force Academy graduate who served in Vietnam in 1968-1969. He covers the whole subject from the 1940s to 1975, and the book has been described as the best popular history yet published on 20th century Vietnam and its fatal allure for France and the US. It has no footnotes and its source notes are in such tiny print as to be almost unreadable. The book is pretty balanced, though definitely dovish.
This book surveys the tragically ill-fated role of the United States in Vietnam from the 1940s on. This book is in depth and offers a definitive study of the history, the causes, the mistakes, and the lessons of Vietnam. The parallels to today are, sadly, remarkable. Dedicated to Robert Norman Norris, friend, Scout Dog Patrol, 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles), whose only return was to Arlington.