Hue 1968

Hue 1968
Title Hue 1968 PDF eBook
Author Mark Bowden
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages 676
Release 2017-06-06
Genre History
ISBN 0802189245

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The author of Black Hawk Down vividly recounts a pivotal Vietnam War battle in this New York Times bestseller: “An extraordinary feat of journalism”. —Karl Marlantes, Wall Street Journal In Hue 1968, Mark Bowden presents a detailed, day-by-day reconstruction of the most critical battle of the Tet Offensive. In the early hours of January 31, 1968, the North Vietnamese launched attacks across South Vietnam. The lynchpin of this campaign was the capture of Hue, Vietnam’s intellectual and cultural capital. 10,000 troops descended from hidden camps and surged across the city, taking everything but two small military outposts. American commanders refused to believe the size and scope of the siege, ordering small companies of marines against thousands of entrenched enemy troops. After several futile and deadly days, Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Cheatham would finally come up with a strategy to retake the city block by block, in some of the most intense urban combat since World War II. With unprecedented access to war archives in the United States and Vietnam and interviews with participants from both sides, Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple viewpoints. Played out over 24 days and ultimately costing 10,000 lives, the Battle of Hue was by far the bloodiest of the entire war. When it ended, the American debate was never again about winning, only about how to leave. A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in History Winner of the 2018 Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Greene Award for a distinguished work of nonfiction

The Tet Offensive

The Tet Offensive
Title The Tet Offensive PDF eBook
Author
Publisher Capstone
Pages 100
Release 2005
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 9780756516239

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Discusses the key people and events of the surprise attack launched by the North Vietnamese army and the Viet Cong in 1968.

Tet Offensive 1968

Tet Offensive 1968
Title Tet Offensive 1968 PDF eBook
Author James R. Arnold
Publisher
Pages 96
Release 1990
Genre Tet Offensive, 1968
ISBN 9780275984502

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"The 1968 Tet Offensive was the decisive battle for Vietnam. It was masterminded by the brilliant North Vietnamese General, Vo Nguyen Giap, and was intended to trigger a general uprising in South Vietnam. However, the bloody fighting for Saigon, Hue and other cities instead resulted in a catastrophic defeat for the North. This book reveals why despite this, the Tet Offensive came to be perceived as a defeat by the American people, convincing the public that the war in Vietnam was lost"--Page 4 of cover.

Tet!

Tet!
Title Tet! PDF eBook
Author Don Oberdorfer
Publisher JHU Press
Pages 446
Release 2001-03-31
Genre History
ISBN 9780801867033

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Finalist for the 1971 National Book Award In early 1968, Communist forces in Vietnam launched a surprise offensive that targeted nearly every city, town, and major military base throughout South Vietnam. For several hours, the U.S. embassy in Saigon itself came under siege by Viet Cong soldiers. Militarily, the offensive was a failure, as the North Vietnamese Army and its guerrilla allies in the south suffered devastating losses. Politically, however, it proved to be a crucial turning point in America's involvement in Southeast Asia and public opinion of the war. In this classic work of military history and war reportage—long considered the definitive history of Tet and its aftermath—Don Oberdorfer moves back and forth between the war and the home front to document the lasting importance of this military action. Based on his own observations as a correspondent for the Washington Post and interviews with hundreds of people who were caught up in the struggle, Tet! remains an essential contribution to our understanding of the Vietnam War.

Tet Offensive 1968

Tet Offensive 1968
Title Tet Offensive 1968 PDF eBook
Author James R. Arnold
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The American War Library in Gardena, California, presents a collection of Internet resources on the 1968 Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War. The offensive involved attacks by the Vietcong and the North Vietnamese against cities in South Vietnam. These attacks were considered a turning point in the war.

Tet 1968

Tet 1968
Title Tet 1968 PDF eBook
Author Hilario Jiminez
Publisher
Pages 308
Release 2021-05-30
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The Tet Offensive was a major, large-scale offensive undertaken by the North Vietnamese PAVN and its Viet Cong guerrilla allies into South Vietnam during the Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet) celebrations. The offensive struck almost every city in South Vietnam, but it was repulsed with heavy losses. The Viet Cong suffered such heavy losses that North Vietnam was forced to commit a larger share of the communist alliance's forces in future offensives, and the North Vietnamese failed to provoke a popular uprising in South Vietnam. However, the near-success of the invasion and the communists' ambitious all-out offensive shocked the US public, which had been led to believe that the war was almost won; after the Tet Offensive, the public no longer believed that the US strategy was working, and believed the war to be unwinnable. On the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive comes "We're Taking Fire," a powerful examination by Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Peter Arnett of what led to that pivotal moment of the Vietnam War in 1968 and the tumultuous aftermath. Through his reports for The Associated Press from the early 1960s to the fall of Saigon in 1975, and interviews conducted during and after the war, Arnett explains the complexities that drove the decisions made by the Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations and how each was unable to achieve a winning strategy that would put an end to the unpopular and controversial conflict.

The Tet Offensive 1968

The Tet Offensive 1968
Title The Tet Offensive 1968 PDF eBook
Author James Arnold
Publisher Osprey Publishing
Pages 0
Release 2001-02-25
Genre History
ISBN 9781841762548

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The 1968 Tet Offensive was the decisive battle for Vietnam. Masterminded by the brilliant North Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap, it was intended to trigger a general uprising in South Vietnam. Detailing the plans and forces involved, James Arnold demonstrates how the bloody fighting in Saigon, Hue and other cities instead resulted in a catastrophic defeat for the North; and how, paradoxically, the American people and their leaders came to perceive the war for Vietnam was lost. This book provides an excellent assessment of the key battle of the Vietnam conflict.