Nam: A Photographic History

Nam: A Photographic History


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The Vietnam War is without doubt one of the most significant events in the history of the United States. It remains the longest conflict ever fought by the U.S. armed forces and the longest war in modern history. More than 50,000 U.S. servicemen lost their lives during the struggle in Southeast Asia, but numbers alone cannot convey the impact of the war on the world's most powerful democracy. The tensions it created and the passions it unleashed threatened to tear the fabric of U.S. society and ultimately wrecked the political career of President Lyndon Johnson. The pernicious effect of the war on the U.S. armed forces would leave their reputation tarnished and sap their confidence, damage that would take years to repair.

NAM: A Photographic History is both a fascinating recapitulation of the war, exactly as the world experienced it, and an important work of reference for laymen and scholars alike.

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ISBN-13: 9781435156654
Publisher: Metro Books
Publication date: 10/03/2014
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 423,958
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.90(d)

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Nam: A Photographic History 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very interesting book. Big and packed with photos, the authors arrange the photos by each year of the war, which gives an excellent visual chronology. Particular things I was looking for (e.g. F-105 Thunderchief squadrons in Operation Rolling Thunder) didn't get that much coverage, but the sheer volume of photos portray what the servicemen went through and how complicated the war was. I am glad I made this purchase.
Guest More than 1 year ago
again i find that the navys part in the war was not very well covered.hardly a mention of the hundreds of ships that gave support not to mention the ones that were hit by enemy fire.the one photo of a ship during gunfire support was not the ship mentioned it was a heavy cruiser not the light cruiser mentioned.a poor history of the navys part.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a novice historian and a life-long Vietnam War buff, I find 'Nam: A Photographic History' to be a very compelling book. Vivid color photos, classic black and whites, along with indepth description of operations, personalities, and an obvious attention to detail make this an excellent addition to any US war history collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nam, a photographic history, is absolutly outstanding, it gives you an incredible understanding of the actual combat operations in Vietnam throughout the entire war. The photagraphy is terrific as well, with very informative captions. Great book to add to your history collection.