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By Philip Caputo

It was once the struggle that lasted 10000 days. The struggle that encouraged rankings of songs. The struggle that sparked dozens of riots. And during this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- profitable journalist Philip Caputo writes approximately our country's such a lot debatable conflict -- the Vietnam conflict -- for younger readers. From the 1st stirrings of unrest in Vietnam lower than French colonial rule, to American intervention, to the conflict at Hamburger Hill, to the Tet Offensive, to the autumn of Saigon, 10,000 Days of Thunder explores the battle that modified the lives of a iteration of usa citizens and that also reverberates with us this present day.
incorporated inside 10,000 Days of Thunder are own anecdotes from infantrymen and civilians, in addition to profiles and bills of the activities of many historic luminaries, either American and Vietnamese, fascinated about the Vietnam struggle, reminiscent of Richard M. Nixon, common William C. Westmoreland, Ho Chi Minh, Joe Galloway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson, and common Vo Nguyen Giap. Caputo additionally explores the increase of Communism in Vietnam, the jobs that ladies performed at the battlefield, the antiwar stream at domestic, the participation of Vietnamese villagers within the battle, in addition to the far-reaching effect of the war's aftermath.
Caputo's dynamic narrative is highlighted via lovely photos and key crusade and battlefield maps, making 10,000 Days of Thunder THE consummate publication at the Vietnam warfare for kids.

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