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Vietnam, why we fought

Dorothy Hoobler

Vietnam, why we fought

an illustrated history

by Dorothy Hoobler

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Published by Knopf, Distributed by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Vietnam,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- United States -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.,
    • Vietnam -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDorothy and Thomas Hoobler.
      ContributionsHoobler, Thomas.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS558 .H65 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 196 p. :
      Number of Pages196
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2226608M
      ISBN 100394819438, 0394919432
      LC Control Number89071645


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Vietnam, why we fought by Dorothy Hoobler Download PDF EPUB FB2

With the exception of a chapter on the antiwar movement in the U. S., most of the book concentrates on how and why the war was fought as it was in Vietnam. The Hooblers describe the entire conflict as a mistake and portray the U. as the aggressor, although they are generally sympathetic to U.

: Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler. For those of you out there like myself who grew up questioning why did the Vietnam War even happen. This is the book for you.

It looks at the war in a way that many books about the Vietnam War have altogether ignored, or weakly hinted at. The truth is that Vietnam was a religious war.

I have heard the stories from those who were personally there/5(11). The Vietnam War is a confusing period in American history. The reasons why we fought there and why we were there for so long are not clear. Vietnam Russell Freedman does an excellent job of clarifying this conflict. It goes back much Vietnam than thought and the reasons for being there are not as clear cut/5.

Vietnam, why we fought: an illustrated history. [Dorothy Hoobler; Thomas Hoobler] -- Examines the history of Vietnam's relations with other nations, the involvement of the United States in the conflict, and the effects of the war. America’s wars have inspired some of the world’s best literature, and the Vietnam War is no exception.

The Vietnam War has left many legacies. Among the most positive is an abundance of Vietnam books, many written by veterans of the conflict. These include winners of National Book Awards and Pulitzer Prizes.

Vietnam: Why We Fought: An Illustrated History by Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   In "Vietnam: Why We Fought," Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler, who have written many nonfiction books for children and young adults, begin with a history of Vietnam.

They explore the country's struggles Author: Walter Dean Myers. Written by a journalist and retired general, this best-seller was released in and was adapted in the movie We Were Soldiers. The focus is on the four days and nights in November during which American soldiers were involved in what ended up being the bloodiest campaign of the entire : Tracy Shapley.

Why are We in Vietnam is Norman Mailers novel protesting the war, first published in It is the last novel he wrote before writing his famous non-fiction accounts of the march on the Pentagon and the political conventions. Mailer was strongly opposed to the war and used a very creative, humorous but dark format to convey his feelings/5.

The more we Vietnam at American decision-making in Vietnam, Vietnam less sense it makes. Geopolitics helps explain our concerns about the fate of Vietnam in the nineteen-forties and : Louis Menand. If we had pretended otherwise for such a long period, it was only because during the war we were not obliged to unveil our cards.” The assassination in of South Vietnam’s dictator, Ngo Dinh Diem, created anarchy that led to rising U.S.

involvement – starting with advisers under President Kennedy, then turning to bombing and. The US entered the Vietnam War in an attempt to prevent the spread of communism, but foreign policy, economic interests, national fears, and geopolitical strategies also played major roles.

Learn why a country which had been barely known to most Americans came to define an era. Vietnam, Why We Fought by Dorothy Hoobler,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.3/5(1). Why did the U.S. go to war in Why we fought book. This is a question historians continue to debate.

One of the main reasons it remains a source of argument is that it is difficult to say when the U.S. war actually began. Should we trace it back to the s when. Because Vietnam was actually a religious war.

A religious war triggered by the Vatican, the whore of Revelation, chapters 17 and Avro Manhattan, world authority on Vatican politics, has blown the cover on the real reason our boys suffered and died in Vietnam. The purpose is obvious: to obscure the fact that the United States did attack South Vietnam and the major war was fought against South Vietnam.

The real invasion of South Vietnam which was directed largely against the rural society began directly in after many years of working through mercenaries and client groups. We Were Soldiers is a American war film directed by Randall Wallace and starring Mel on the book We Were Soldiers Once and Young () by Lieutenant General (Ret.) Hal Moore and reporter Joseph L.

Galloway, it dramatizes the Battle of Ia Drang on Novem Music by: Nick Glennie-Smith. The turning point in Asia came in when China became a communist country after Chinese communist rebels, led by Mao Zedong, won the civil war and took control of the mainland China.

Fromthe U.S. started to support South Korea in the war against the communist North backed by China and the USSR. Meanwhile, the U.S. also sent the. Nothing, certainly not our film or book, can make the tragedy of the Vietnam War all right. But we can, and we must, honor the courage, heroism, and.

Despite the political arguments regarding the United States involvement in Vietnam, it, like all wars, was fought for economic reasons, namely, the acquisition of resources and markets.

The Korean War was fought to a draw inand the communists successfully won half of Vietnam from the French in The Soviet Union acquired American nuclear technology, then leapt ahead of the U.S.

in heavy-lift missile technology, making a. Vietnam War (–75), conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam and its allies in South Vietnam, the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. It was part of a larger regional conflict as well as a manifestation of the Cold War.

Have you heard much about the Vietnam War. Do you know someone who fought in it. In this book, we will take a closer look at this war that got the whole world's attention. We will find why there was so much confusion and even disagreement among the troops fighting in the will look at what led up to the actual war.1/5(1).

In two books, “In Retrospect” () and “Argument Without End” (), McNamara conceded that the United States had been “terribly wrong” to intervene in Vietnam. Vietnam, he argues, was no aberration (as many Americans would still like to believe) but one of a series of limited wars, like those in Korea and the Balkans, that we have fought to protect our Author: Judith Coburn.

W.J. Astore Much like my father, I can be a pack rat. Going through old files, I found a "blue book" exam that I took as a college freshman in The essay question I had to answer was whether the U.S. could have won the Vietnam War. Recall that inSouth Vietnam had. The Tet Offensive was a coordinated series of North Vietnamese attacks on more than cities and outposts in South Vietnam.

The offensive was an attempt to foment rebellion among the South. This book is not however about taking sides, the book is all about seeking to understand why this war happened, why it went the way it did.

The authors have done their research, they have interviewed dozens and dozens of people from both America as well as Vietnam to get the true perspectives from people that were actually involved in the war. The Wrong War Why We Lost in Vietnam.

By JEFFREY RECORD who as secretary of state argued ad nauseam that the United States had to fight in Vietnam if for no other reason than because it was, in his (widely disputed) view, unalterably committed to do so under the provisions of the Southeast Asian Treaty Organization (SEATO), later.

Having gained support for their cause in northern Vietnam, the Viet Minh announced the establishment of an independent Vietnam with a new government called the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, The French, however, were not willing to give up their colony so easily and fought : Jennifer Rosenberg.

Vietnam War, conflict in Southeast Asia, primarily fought in South Vietnam between government forces aided by the United States and guerrilla forces aided by North Vietnam. The war began soon after the Geneva Conference provisionally divided () Vietnam at 17° N lat.

into the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and the Republic. In The Best We Could Do, graphic novelist Thi Bui traces her family’s displacement from Vietnam in the s. “It was me creating my own lexicon of images of Vietnamese people that were Author: Phil Klay.

Why We Fought & Why We Would Do It Again. Against a backdrop of political mismanagement and social angst, history has failed to respect those who gave their all to the war in Vietnam. Forty years ago, Asia was at a vital crossroads, moving into an uncertain future dominated by three different historical trends.

This Memorial Day coincides with the 50 th anniversary of the U.S. military’s first major strike against the North Vietnamese. Nea American troops would die in the Vietnam War.

Many of the troops were Latino. But to this day no one knows exactly how many. In this first part of the lesson, however, tell students that they will learn first about the origins of the Vietnam War by considering the following question from a variety of perspectives: Why did we fight the Vietnam War.

Distribute. Origins of the Vietnam War (CWA ), a secondary source that provides historical context for the. Officially, the UK did not send any of their troops to Vietnam.

However, there were British, Canadian, etc. soldiers who as US soldiers during the war Arguably one of the more well known soldiers was Rick Rescorla. He was originally from Cornwall. " had America continued to champion the anti-colonials and their quest for independence, rather than caving in to the French, we might have been spared our long and very lethal war in Vietnam.".

The Vietnam War was arguably the most traumatic experience for the United States in the twentieth century. That is indeed a grim distinction in a span that included two world wars, the assassinations of two presidents and the resignation of another, the Great Depression, the Cold War, racial unrest, and the drug and crime waves.

The Vietnam War in Hindsight, Opinion onApby Richard N. Haass, foreign-policy, The Brookings Institution. The Vietnam War, the factions as well as the US Army itself will be so drastically different that the war, the outcome and even whether it will progress at all will be borderline impossible to guess.

The Vietnam War made the US better at warfar. Like Guenter Lewy's "America in Vietnam" and "Stolen Valor" by B.G. Burkett, it is a definitive piece of work on the subject of Vietnam. Also, it gives great justifications as to exactly why we went there in the first place.I don't have a whole lot to say other than the fact that the arguments are based on Sound Scholarship, and to refute Norman Podhoretz is nothing but Cited by: We would be organized militarily, but we would have to break the bad habit, of trying to fight a conventional war in a guerrilla warfare environment.

Returning Vietnam Combat Veterans, on subsequent tours, would fall into the routine in a matter of days. For the FNG’s (Fricking New Guys), we would get one chance to adapt, if not we would die.New York: Anchor Books, c Palmer, Bruce.

The Year War: America's Military Role in Vietnam. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, Santoli, Al. Everything We Had: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Thirty-three American Soldiers Who Fought It.

New York: Ballantine Books,