By Elizabeth Partridge
America's battle in Vietnam. In over a decade of sour combating, it claimed the lives of greater than 58,000 American squaddies and beleaguered 4 US presidents. greater than 40 years after the USA left Vietnam in defeat in 1975, the conflict continues to be arguable and divisive either within the usa and abroad.
The heritage of this period is complicated; the cultural influence amazing. yet it is the own tales of 8 people—six American squaddies, one American army nurse, and one Vietnamese refugee—that create the heart beat of Boots at the floor. From dense jungles and terrifying firefights to chaotic helicopter rescues and harrowing escapes, each one person event finds a special side of the battle and strikes us ahead in time. Alternating with those chapters are profiles of key American leaders and occasions, reminding us of all that used to be taking place at domestic through the conflict, together with peace protests, presidential scandals, and veterans' struggles to acclimate to existence after Vietnam.
With multiple hundred images, award-winning writer Elizabeth Partridge's unflinching ebook captures the depth, frustration, and lasting affects of 1 of the main tumultuous classes of yank history.
*Kirkus reports, starred evaluation of Marching for Freedom
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