“A landmark work…The most complete account to date of the Vietnam tragedy.” –The Washington Post Book World
“The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and balanced account we have.” –Boston Globe
This monumental narrative clarifies, analyzes, and demystifies the tragic ordeal of the Vietnam war. Free of ideological bias, profound in its understanding, and compassionate in its human portrayals , it is filled with fresh revelations drawn from secret documents and from exclusive interviews with participants-French, American, Vietnamese, Chinese: diplomats, military commanders, high government officials, journalists, nurses, workers, and soldiers. Originally published a companion to the Emmy-winning PBS series, Karnow’s defining book is a precursor to Ken Burns’s ten-part, 2017 PBS documentary series, The Vietnam War. Vietnam: A History puts events and decisions into such sharp focus that we come to understand – and make peace with – a convulsive epoch of our recent history.
Click here to see a Wisconsin Veterans Museum YouTube video on the Huey helicopter than hangs in our 20th century gallery:
Virtual Tour: UH-1 Iroquois, “HUEY”