Cover image for Boots on the ground : America's war in Vietnam
Title:
Boots on the ground : America's war in Vietnam
Author:
Partridge, Elizabeth, author.
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, published by Penguin Group, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
213 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Summary:
"An exploration of the Vietnam War from many different perspectives including American soldiers, a nurse, and a Vietnamese refugee."--Provided by publisher.

The history of the Vietnam war is complex. Partridge explores the war from eight different perspectives: six American soldiers, one American military nurse, and one Vietnamese refugee. Each individual reveals a difference facet of the war and moves us forward in time. Partridge also profiles key American leaders and events, to remind us of all that was happening at home; and highlights veteran's struggles to acclimate to life after Vietnam. -- adapted from jacket.
Language:
English
Contents:
Prologue Vietnam: Military advisor, Mike Horan America: President and Commander in Chief, John F. Kennedy America: President and Commander in Chief, Lyndon B. Johnson Vietnam: Boots on the ground, Gilbert de la O America: Protestor, Martin Luther King Jr. Vietnam: Machine gunner, Henry Allen America: President and Commander in Chief, Lyndon B. Johnson Vietnam: Medic, Tom Kelley America: President and Commander in Chief, Lyndon B. Johnson America: President and Commander in Chief, Richard M. Nixon Vietnam: Infantryman, Jan Scruggs America: President and Commander in Chief, Richard M. Nixon Vietnam: Green Beret, David Oshiro America: Protest singer, Country Joe McDonald Vietnam: Nurse, Lily Lee Adams America: President and Commander in Chief, Richard M. Nixon America: President and Commander in Chief, Gerald R. Ford Vietnam: Refugee, Hoa thi Nguyen America: Veteran, Jan Scruggs America: Memorial designer, Maya Lin America: The National Salute to Vietnam Veterans, The veterans Epilogue -- What became of the men and women interviewed for Boots on the Ground?
Reading Level:
Grades 7-8.

Ages 12 and up.
ISBN:
9780670785063

9780142423752
Format :
Book