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Our Vietnam is a detailed account of the U.S. role in Vietnam. A.J. Langguth puts readers in the front-row of the action from 1954-1975, introducing us to the major and minor characters in Southeast Asia, the Soviet Union and the United States. It starts with the end of the French occupation in Vietnam, details the growing U.S. involvement and deployment of troops and takes us through to end of the U.S. role in the conflict.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   1970's    -   1960's    -   1950's History of military?    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   American--General Specific war?    -   Vietnam War

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   Asiatic Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Neutral From a certain profession/group?    -   journalists Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Northeast Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is moderately liberal

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   3 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   5 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Book makes you feel...    -   thoughtful How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on history of key players Minor characters feature lots of:    -   blue collar types Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Maps necessary?    -   Necessary maps provided Length of book    -   450 pages+ How much emphasis on small details?    -   9 ()

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