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Siege of Khe Sanh : The Story of the Vietnam War's Largest Battle - by Robert Pisor (Paperback)

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The six-month siege of Khe Sanh in 1968 was the largest, most intense battle of the Vietnam War. For six thousand trapped U.S. Marines, it was a nightmare; for President Johnson, an obsession. For General Westmoreland, it was to be the final vindication of technological weaponry; for General Giap, architect of the French defeat at Dien Bien Phu, it was a spectacular ruse masking troops moving south for the Tet offensive. With a new introduction by Mark Bowden—best-selling author of Hu? 1968—Robert Pisor’s immersive narrative of the action at Khe Sanh is a timely reminder of the human cost of war, and a visceral portrait of Vietnam’s fiercest and most epic close-quarters battle. Readers may find the politics and the tactics of the Vietnam War, as they played out at Khe Sahn fifty years ago, echoed in our nation’s global incursions today. Robert Pisor sets forth the history, the politics, the strategies, and, above all, the desperate reality of the battle that became the turning point of U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
Number of Pages: 337
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Robert Pisor
Language: English
Street Date: January 30, 2018
TCIN: 53323741
UPC: 9780393354515
Item Number (DPCI): 248-62-2754
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