Praise for boots on the ground by elizabeth partridge this indispensable volume brings a wise and humane lens to a confused and brutal conflict horn book starred review a necessary conscientious look at a factious time in american and world history booklist starred review a personal moving foray into the vietnam war and its impactpartridges . She intersperses these first person boots on the ground accounts with sections describing how americas presidents and leaders were dealing the war from home students will benefit from having some background knowledge of the vie wow what a powerful book to take the study of the vietnam war to a whole new level. Americas war in vietnam in over a decade of bitter fighting it claimed the lives of more than 58000 american soldiers and beleaguered four us presidents more than forty years after america left vietnam in defeat in 1975 the war remains controversial and divisive both in the united states and abroad. Parents need to know that elizabeth partridges boots on the ground americas war in vietnam is the war seen through the eyes of five young american soldiers an infantry medic an army nurse and a teenage vietnamese refugeeunfolding in chronological order from 1962 to the fall of saigon in 1975 their stories are straightforward deeply personal and spare few details about what it was . Elizabeth partridge elizabeth partridge is the author of seventeen books including boots on the ground americas war in vietnam and marching to freedom walk together children and dont you grow wearyshes also written biographies on dorothea lange woody guthrie and john lennon
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