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Vietnam: A History

Vietnam: A History


Book Overview: Vietnam: A History

This monumental narrative clarifies, analyzes, and demystifies the tragic ordeal of the Vietnam War. Free of ideological bias, profound in its understanding, and compassionate in its human portrayal, it is filled with fresh revelations drawn from secret documents and from exclusive interviews with participants-French, American, Vietnamese, and Chinese: diplomats, military commanders, high government officials, journalists, nurses, workers, and soldiers. Originally published as a companion to the Emmy-winning PBS series, Karnow's defining book is a precursor to Ken Burns's ten-part forthcoming documentary series, The Vietnam War. Vietnam: A History puts events and decisions into such sharp focus that we come to understand - and make peace with - a convulsive epoch of our recent history.

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PublisherPenguin Books
Publication Date1997-06-01
EditionSecond Edition
Dimensionsin x in x in
Weight lbs
Stanley Karnow was an esteemed American journalist and historian best known for his extensive works on Asian culture and history. Born in 1925 in Brooklyn, New York, Karnow graduated from Harvard University and embarked on a foreign reporting career that spanned over 30 years. His reporting took him across the world, but it was his deep understanding and documentation of Asia that established him as a renowned authority on the region. Karnow's most notable works include "Vietnam: A History" and "In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines," the latter earning him a Pulitzer Prize in 1990. He was lauded for his ability to eloquently connect historical events with their implications on present-day geopolitics, presenting intricately complex topics with accessible prose. Passing away in 2013, Stanley Karnow left an indelible mark on historical journalism. His profound insights and thought-provoking narratives continue to inform and engage readers, affirming his enduring legacy as one of the leading experts on Asian history.

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