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10,000 Days of Thunder

10,000 Days of Thunder

(2005)
A History of the Vietnam War
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It was the war that lasted ten thousand days. The war that inspired scores of songs. The war that sparked dozens of riots. And in this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Philip Caputo writes about our country's most controversial war -- the Vietnam War -- for young readers. From the first stirrings of unrest in Vietnam under French colonial rule, to American intervention, to the battle at Hamburger Hill, to the Tet Offensive, to the fall of Saigon, 10,000 Days of Thunder explores the war that changed the lives of a generation of Americans and that still reverberates with us today.

Included within 10,000 Days of Thunder are personal anecdotes from soldiers and civilians, as well as profiles and accounts of the actions of many historical luminaries, both American and Vietnamese, involved in the Vietnam War, such as Richard M. Nixon, General William C. Westmoreland, Ho Chi Minh, Joe Galloway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson, and General Vo Nguyen Giap. Caputo also explores the rise of Communism in Vietnam, the roles that women played on the battlefield, the antiwar movement at home, the participation of Vietnamese villagers in the war, as well as the far-reaching impact of the war's aftermath.

Caputo's dynamic narrative is highlighted by stunning photographs and key campaign and battlefield maps, making 10,000 Days of Thunder THE consummate book on the Vietnam War for kids.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: 10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War
Author(s): Philip Caputo
ISBN: 0-689-86231-8 / 978-0-689-86231-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

2007 : USA Paperback
Title: 10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War
Author(s): Philip Caputo
ISBN: 0-545-03673-9 / 978-0-545-03673-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: 10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War
Author(s): Philip Caputo
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

November 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: 10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War
Author(s): Philip Caputo
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK   



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