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The history of the Vietnam War, from Vietnam’s struggle for independence to the protracted peace process which bought the conflict with the USA to an end. Contains fascinating details about guerrilla warfare, major offensives, the daily life of a soldier and how public opinion in the USA turned against the war. Illustrated with a combination of photography and comic book style illustrations where appropriate. Includes internet links to educational websites to find out more.

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Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746088746
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm

Author information

Katie Daynes

Katie Daynes has written oodles of books for Usborne, from lifting the flaps on germs and poo, through things to spot in the sea and at school, to the life stories of Nelson Mandela and Marie Antoinette. She wrote My First Chess Book after being taught by her son, Joe Birks, who became the British Under 9 Chess Champion in 2017. She now lives in Yorkshire with her architect husband, two inquisitive children and a hamster called Toffee. When she’s not writing books, Katie likes walking on the blustery moors, meeting friends for coffee and playing competitive board games.

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“Excellent introduction to the Vietnam War”
Great book. Very interesting to learn about Vietnam in the lead up to the war as well as the American public's view on the conflict. Would have liked more information about North Vietnam's relationship with the USSR and China but overall very informative.


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