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The Rise and Fall of an American Army: U.S. Ground Forces in Vietnam, 1965-1973
The Rise and Fall of an American Army US Ground Forces in Vietnam 1965-1973 Author:Shelby Stanton The Vietnam War was still deep in the nation's consciousness. It is vitally important that we know what really happened there, and who made it happen. This book fills that need, providing a complete account of American ground combat forces--who they were, how they got there, and what they did there. — "The Rise and Fall of an American Army" repr... more »esents the first total battlefield history of ground forces in the Vietnam war, containing material previously inaccessible. The manuscript was specially declassified for publication.
Year by year, front by front, the narrative follows the war in extraordinary, gripping detail. Over the course of the years, from 1965-1973, the changes in the fighting and in the combat troops themselves are described and documented.
This book, as Colonel Harry Summers concludes in his Forward, "provides a lasting tribute to the men who fought and died in Vietnam. Those who served there--and those who would understand those who served there--owe him an enormous debt of gratitude."
Readers of military history may know Shelby Stanton as an historian from his previous books, "Vietnam Order of Battle," and "Order of Battle: U.S. Army World War II." In this book, he reveals himself as a writer of memorable prose, recreating the feel the throb of battle with dramatic precision.
In addition, the text is illustrated with over fifty unusual photographs, most of them from the author's private collection, and fifteen original maps.« less