Surprise attack -- The origins of the war -- Giving the green light -- More troops, no closer to victory -- The unseen enemy -- Atrocities in Vietnam and battles at home -- Withdrawal and expansion -- Coming home -- The war is lost.
This book explores the causes of and events leading to the Vietnam War. Easy-to-read, engaging text discusses major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war. Through primary source quotes, readers will discover the experiences of soldiers and people on the home front. Readers will learn what impact the Vietnam War had on US history and the country's development.