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Title:
The Vietnam War
ISBN:
9781422904565

9781422904541

9781422904558
Publication Information:
[New York, N.Y.] : A&E Television Networks : Distributed by New Video, [2008]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (346 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Programs originally broadcast on The History Channel.
Contents:
America enters the war -- Tet in Saigon and Hue war -- Ringing down the curtain -- The end game -- LBJ and Vietnam: in the eye of the storm -- Command decisions: Tet offensive -- Unsung heroes: the battle of Khe Sanh.
Added Uniform Title:
500 Title from container. America at war (Television program)
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Summary:
At a total cost of more than 3.1 million lives, the Vietnam conflict is, to date, America's longest and most controversial war. It also marked the first time TV journalists ventured out to the frontlines to bring the spectacle of combat into American living rooms. Across the nation, Americans watched, captivated by the surprise Tet Offensive, the slow-motion tragedy of the Battle of Khe Sanh, and the courage and skill of the American soldiers. Profiles the decision makers and chronicles the key events in the Vietnam War, from the advisor's arrival in 1959 to the airlift from the roof of the American Embassy in 1975.
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Profiles the decision makers and chronicles key events, from the advisors' arrival in 1959 to the airlift from the roof of the American Embassy in 1975.


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Library Journal Review

This set of DVDs contains seven documentaries previously produced for the History Channel. Volume 1 is a reissue of Vietnam: On the Frontlines, four programs ranging from the initial large-scale battles in the Ia Drang Valley (1965) to the Fall of Saigon (1975), hosted by Roger Mudd. CBS News films, interviews with veterans, still photos, and stock footage are edited into a compelling overview of the American war, contemporary society, and politics. Volume 2 begins with Command Decisions, an interactive program on the 1968 Tet offensive that viewers may find a bit irritating since they already know most of the answers from viewing the final episode on Volume 1. LBJ and Vietnam: In the Eye of the Storm offers fascinating insights into President Johnson's thinking on the war (1965-68), based on actual recordings of his phone conversations with contemporaries. Unsung Heroes: The Battle of Khe Sanh features interviews with survivors, videos and still photos of the ordeal, and a very moving depiction of a veteran's return to the site more than 30 years later. All seven episodes have been released separately or as part of other sets. Overall, this current compilation provides an excellent overview of U.S. involvement in the Vietnamese conflict; nicely packaged and very attractively priced. For adults only. Very highly recommended for history and political science collections.--Cliff Glaviano, Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.