The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

by Steven Otfinoski


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A Step into History, Take a step into some of the most important moments in history and discover how they helped shape the world we live in today. Each book in this series: describes key events in 30 short chapters, illustrates history with amazing and iconic photos, is accessible and engaging for all audiences, The Vietnam War, In the 1960s, as part of an effort to stop the spread of communism, the United States entered a conflict in Vietnam. Though it was meant to be a fairly small operation, it soon turned into a long and costly war with lasting effects that are still felt today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531243640
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Series: Step into History Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 654,695
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1080L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Prologue 6

The Two Sides in the Vietnam War 10

Maps 12

Chapter 1 A Long Legacy 14

Chapter 2 Ho Chi Minh 19

Chapter 3 The French Return 22

Chapter 4 An Uneasy Peace 26

Chapter 5 The Vietnam War Begins 30

Chapter 6 The Fall of Diem 34

Chapter 7 The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution 38

Chapter 8 Operation Rolling Thunder 42

Chapter 9 The Viet Cong 46

Chapter 10 Hawks and Doves 50

Chapter 11 The Draft 54

Chapter 12 The TET Offensive 58

Chapter 13 The Living Room War 62

Chapter 14 Johnson Drops a Bombshell 66

Chapter 15 Songs of Protest, Songs of War 70

Chapter 16 The Election of 1968 74

Chapter 17 Nixon and Vietnamization 78

Chapter 18 The War Widens 82

Chapter 19 Tragedy at Kent State 86

Chapter 20 The My Lai Massacre 90

Chapter 21 The Pentagon Papers 94

Chapter 22 Napalm and Agent Orange 98

Chapter 23 Vets Against the War 102

Chapter 24 Trouble in the Central Highlands 105

Chapter 25 The Paris Peace Accords 110

Chapter 26 The "Convoy of Tears" 114

Chapter 27 The Fall of Saigon 118

Chapter 28 Bitter Lessons 122

Chapter 29 The Vietnam Veterans Memorial 126

Chapter 30 A Bond of Friendship 130

Key Players 134

Vietnam War Timeline 136

Glossary 140

Find Out More 142

Index 143

About the Author 144

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