The Vietnam War is the definitive illustrated history of the world´s first televised war. Compiling insightful maps, at-a-glance timelines, and incredible archive photography, The Vietnam War is an all-encompassing showcase of the story of the conflict, and a reflection on modern issues of battle such as prisoners of war and civil rights. Detailed descriptions of every episode, from Operation Passage to Freedom to the evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon, are enhanced by the stories of those who witnessed the drama unfold. Eyewitness features pick out iconic photographs and individual tales, giving you a truly immersive look at the events of the Vietnam War. Discover the stories of the conflict´s most significant figures, with detailed biographies of Henry Kissinger, General Thieu, President Nixon, and Pol Pot. Hundreds of incredible images are brought together to form an incredible visual record of the suffering, sacrifice, and heroism in America´s bloodiest conflict of the 20th century.
Now´s the time to book your dream trip to Vietnam with Footprint´s inspirational new series. Featuring detailed itineraries, a beautifully illustrated colour section and personal advice from the author, this guide helps you decide what to see on your trip and how to make the most of your valuable holidays.
The Rough Guide to Vietnam is the essential guide to one of Southeast Asia´s most enticing destinations. Roam the markets, temples, and shops of thousand-year-old Hanoi, and then slow down the pace with a trip to national parks or the remote highlands. The introduction will help you choose where to go and what to see, inspired by dozens of stunning photos. The Things Not To Miss section runs through all the must-sees, while the Itineraries guide you around the country´s highlights. Navigation through the book and on the ground is aided by clear color maps with every chapter. Each map is keyed with all the accommodation, eating and drinking options, nightlife venues and shops that are reviewed in detail in the Listings chapters. From the rugged mountains of Ha Giang in the north to the pancake-flat Mekong Delta in the south, the honest and up-to-date appraisals in The Rough Guide to Vietnam will steer you to the best places to stay, eat, and party across every price range. Reviews take in hill-tribe homestays, quirky hostels, boutique hotels, sophisticated restaurants, and delicious street food, while informed and accessible writing covers everything from Buddhism to battlefields. This fully revised edition is full-color throughout, helping the country´s tremendous food, impressive colonial architecture, and colorful customs leap from the page. Detailed color maps offer clear guidance. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Vietnam.
Fully revised and updated. Now with new Discovery Tours chapter. Marco Polo Vietnam: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips. Most travellers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that´s what Marco Polo Guides are all about. This new series will appeal to all types of travellers, including those who haven´t bought a travel guide in the past! Marco Polo´s unique insider tips are peppered throughout the guide - offering a real insight into the destination. Experience all the attractions of Vietnam with this up-to date and authoritative guide, complete with Best Of recommendations. You´ll find excellent hotels, restaurants and beaches, plus information on the latest trends, festivals and events, sports and activities and travelling with children; there are also tips for shopping and getting by on a low budget. Further sections include: Travel Tips, Food & Drink, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, Vietnamese phrasebook and index. Vietnam has arrived in the 21st century. Moss and patina might cover the ancient sites but the streets of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are a bustle with all the trappings of modernity, and visitors cannot quite believe their eyes. With MARCO POLO Vietnam you´ll experience a country caught between the past and a new dawn, beyond all the cliches of the Vietnam War, opium pipes and snake wine. The practical, pocket-sized guide leads you to National Parks rich in wildlife, and to natural wonders that will leave you awestruck, whether at Halong Bay in the north or in the flooded world of the Mekong Delta. In between there are 3,200km (2,000 miles) of coast with islands, beaches and hidden hideaways to explore. The Highlights point out places that you shouldn´t miss on your trip to Vietnam. The Best Of pages focus on some unique things about the country, recommend places to go for free, and have tips for things to do if it rains and where you can relax and unwind. The Insider Tips reveal for example how you can support a children´s aid project by staying at a Baguette & Chocolat guesthouse, or where you can ride an elephant through the jungle; while panels in each chapter suggest things to do if you´re on a tight budget and where you might pick up some real bargains. The Excursions & Tours chapter leads you into the Mekong Delta, to Halong Bay and through nature reserves and national parks. The choice for actively-inclined travellers is growing in Vietnam. But don´t expect perfection some sports, tours or soft adventures are relatively new, like caving for example. The Sports & Activities chapter contains the most important information and contact details. Finally the Dos & Don´ts list a few things you should watch out for in Vietnam. MARCO POLO Vietnam provides comprehensive coverage of all parts of the country. To help you find your way around there is a detailed Road Atlas, a useful map of Ho Chi Minh City in the cover and a separate pull-out map.
From Lonely Planet, the world´s leading travel guide publisher Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and easy-fold format, Lonely Planet´s Vietnam Planning Map helps you get around with ease. Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top country attractions, itinerary suggestions, a transport guide, planning information, themed lists and practical travel tips. With this easy-to-use, full-colour map in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of Vietnam. Durable and waterproof Easy-fold format and convenient size Handy slipcase Full colour and easy to use Before-you-go info Beautiful imagery Tailored itineraries Can´t-miss regional highlights Detailed town index Transport planner Themed lists Covers Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ha Giang Province, Sapa, Hoi An, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Hue, DMZ, Con Dao Islands, Mui Ne, Bai Xep, Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi, Cat Tien National Park, Dalat, Kon Tum, Phu Quoc Island, Can Tho, Sam Mountain Looking for more in-depth coverage? Check out Lonely Planet´s Vietnam , our most comprehensive guide to the country featuring its top sights and most authentic offbeat experiences. Prefer just the highlights? Check out Lonely Planet´s Best of Vietnam guide. With inspiring and colourful photos, it focuses on Vietnam´s most popular experiences. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world´s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we´ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You´ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler´s Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. ´Lonely Planet. It´s on everyone´s bookshelves; it´s in every traveller´s hands. It´s on mobile phones. It´s on the Internet. It´s everywhere, and it´s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.´ -- Fairfax Media ´Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.´ - New York Times
John Plaster’s riveting account of his covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War is ´´a true insider’s account, this eye-opening report will leave readers feeling as if they’ve been given a hot scoop on a highly classified project” (Publishers Weekly). Code-named the Studies and Observations Group, SOG was the most secret elite US military unit to serve in the Vietnam War - so secret that its very existence was denied by the government. Composed entirely of volunteers from such ace fighting units as the Army Green Berets, Air Force Air Commandos, and Navy SEALs, SOG took on the most dangerous covert assignments in the deadliest and most forbidding theaters of operation. In SOG, Major John L. Plaster, a three-tour SOG veteran, shares the gripping exploits of these true American warriors in a minute-by-minute, heartbeat-by-heartbeat account of the group’s stunning operations behind enemy lines - penetrating heavily defended North Vietnamese military facilities, holding off mass enemy attacks, launching daring missions to rescue downed US pilots. Some of the most extraordinary true stories of honor and heroism in the history of the US military, from sabotage to espionage to hand-to-hand combat, Plaster’s account is ´´a detailed history of this little-known aspect of the Vietnam War...a worthy act of historical rescue from an unjustified, willed oblivion” (The New York Times). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009221/bk_sans_009221_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the early 1970s, as US combat forces began to withdraw from Southeast Asia, South Vietnamese and Cambodian forces continued the fight against the People´s Army of Vietnam and the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam, more commonly known as the Viet Cong. Despite the evacuation of its ground troops, the United States promised to materially support its allies´ struggle against communist aggression. Over time, however, the American government drastically reduced its funding of the conflict. In Losing Vietnam, Major General Ira A. Hunt Jr. chronicles the efforts of US military and State Department officials who argued that severe congressional budget reductions ultimately would lead to the defeat of both Cambodia and South Vietnam. As deputy commander of the United States Support Activities Group Headquarters (USAAG) in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, Hunt received all Southeast Asia operational reports, reconnaissance information, and electronic intercepts. This detailed and fascinating work highlights how analytical studies provided to commanders and staff agencies improved decision making in military operations. By assessing allied capabilities and the strength of enemy operations, Hunt effectively demonstrates that America´s lack of financial support and resolve doomed Cambodia and South Vietnam to defeat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Woods. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086120/bk_acx0_086120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A powerful work of literary military history from the New York Times best-selling author of In Harm´s Way and Horse Soldiers - the harrowing and redemptive account of an American army platoon fighting for survival during the Vietnam War. On a single night, January 31, 1968, some 100,000 soldiers in the North Vietnamese Army attacked 36 cities throughout South Vietnam, hoping to topple that government and dislodge American forces. The 12 American boys of the recon platoon of the 101st Airborne Division, average age 19, are from small farms, California beach towns, and big cities like Chicago, and they are cast into a war they neither understand nor ultimately feel they can win. The fighting was hand-to-hand, nonstop, and waged in endless small battles that forged this group into a lifelong brotherhood of survivors. The Odyssey of Echo Company is about the young men who survived 60 days on the run from the enemy during the Tet Offensive, at the height of the Vietnam War. Each young man lived 100 years in these days and came home to a country that did not understand, and didn´t try to understand, what they had survived. They came home winners because they were alive but were losers for having fought there. When they arrived, they landed in San Francisco, took off their uniforms, and walked back into America, where they fell silent and realized that not many wanted to hear the remarkable story they had to tell - until now. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews, dozens of detailed letters written to and from Echo Company soldiers, a huge trove of Pentagon after-action reports, and travel to the scenes of battle with the American soldiers and some of their Vietnamese enemy soldiers, The Odyssey of Echo Company breaks through the wall of time to tell this important story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. 1. Language: English. Narrator: CJ Wilson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008053/bk_sans_008053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Civil Air Transport (CAT), founded in China after World War II by Claire Chennault and Whiting Willauer, was initially a commercial carrier specializing in air freight. Its role quickly changed as CAT became first a paramilitary adjunct of the Nationalist Chinese Air Force, then the CIA´s secret ´´air force´´ in Korea, then ´´the most shot-at airline in the world´´ in French Indochina, and eventually becoming reorganized as Air America at the height of the Vietnam War. William M. Leary´s detailed operational history of CAT sets the story in the perspective of Asian and Cold War geopolitics and shows how CAT allowed the CIA to operate with a level of flexibility and secrecy that it would not have attained through normal military or commercial air transportation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg Rizzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047394/bk_acx0_047394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.