10,000 Days of Thunder

10,000 Days of Thunder

A History of the Vietnam War

Book - 2005
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It was the war that lasted ten thousand days. The war that inspired scores of songs. The war that sparked dozens of riots. And in this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Philip Caputo writes about our country's most controversial war -- the Vietnam War -- for young readers. From the first stirrings of unrest in Vietnam under French colonial rule, to American intervention, to the battle at Hamburger Hill, to the Tet Offensive, to the fall of Saigon, 10,000 Days of Thunder explores the war that changed the lives of a generation of Americans and that still reverberates with us today.
Included within 10,000 Days of Thunder are personal anecdotes from soldiers and civilians, as well as profiles and accounts of the actions of many historical luminaries, both American and Vietnamese, involved in the Vietnam War, such as Richard M. Nixon, General William C. Westmoreland, Ho Chi Minh, Joe Galloway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson, and General Vo Nguyen Giap. Caputo also explores the rise of Communism in Vietnam, the roles that women played on the battlefield, the antiwar movement at home, the participation of Vietnamese villagers in the war, as well as the far-reaching impact of the war's aftermath.
Caputo's dynamic narrative is highlighted by stunning photographs and key campaign and battlefield maps, making 10,000 Days of Thunder THE consummate book on the Vietnam War for kids.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2005.
ISBN: 9780689862311
Branch Call Number: J 959. 7043 CAP
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill., (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Alternative Title: Ten thousand days of thunder


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ChristchurchLib Jan 02, 2013

"Author Philip Caputo, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and a Vietnam veteran, provides an in-depth examination of the significant events and battles of the Vietnam War in 10,000 Days of Thunder. This is "an intelligent, close-up view of a defining time in world history, with many pertinent insights and lessons for today" (Publishers Weekly)." Teen Scene January 2013 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=586158

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