Military history

The Vietnam War: An Intimate History

The Vietnam War: An Intimate History

More than forty years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country. We still argue over why we were there, whether we could have won, and who was right and wrong in their response to the conflict. When the war divided the country, it created deep political fault lines that continue to divide us today. Now, continuing in the tradition of their critically acclaimed collaborations, the authors draw on dozens and dozens of interviews in America and Vietnam to give us the perspectives of people involved at all levels of the war: U.S. and Vietnamese soldiers and their families, high-level officials in America and Vietnam, antiwar protestors, POWs, and many more.

Chapter 1. DÉJÀ VU | 1858–1961

Chapter 2. RIDING THE TIGER | 1961–1963

Chapter 3. THE RIVER STYX | JANUARY 1964–DECEMBER 1965

Chapter 4. RESOLVE | JANUARY 1966–JUNE 1967

Chapter 5. WHAT WE DO | JULY–DECEMBER 1967

Chapter 6. THINGS FALL APART | JANUARY–JUNE 1968

Chapter 7. THE VENEER OF CIVILIZATION | JUNE 1968–APRIL 1969

Chapter 8. THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD | MAY 1969–DECEMBER 1970

Chapter 9. A DISRESPECTFUL LOYALTY | JANUARY 1971–MARCH 1973

Chapter 10. THE WEIGHT OF MEMORY | MARCH 1973–APRIL 1975

EPILOGUE