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It was once the warfare that lasted 10000 days. The warfare that encouraged rankings of songs. The conflict that sparked dozens of riots. And during this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- profitable journalist Philip Caputo writes approximately our country's so much debatable struggle -- the Vietnam warfare -- 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 warfare that modified the lives of a new release of usa citizens and that also reverberates with us this day.

Included inside 10,000 Days of Thunder are own anecdotes from infantrymen and civilians, in addition to profiles and bills of the activities of many old luminaries, either American and Vietnamese, desirous about the Vietnam battle, equivalent to Richard M. Nixon, basic William C. Westmoreland, Ho Chi Minh, Joe Galloway, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lyndon B. Johnson, and...

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PHILIP CAPUTO shared a Pulitzer Prize in 1973, when he was a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. A Rumor of War, a memoir of his service during the Vietnam War as a marine lieutenant, has become a classic with more than two million copies sold since its publication in 1977. Philip Caputo’s most recent novel is Acts of Faith. He is also the author of nine other books: Horn of Africa, DelCorso’s Gallery, Indian Country, Means of Escape, Equation for Evil, Exiles, The Voyage, In the Shadows of the Morning,and Ghosts of Tsavo.

So we sterilized them [using] alcohol. We sewed up the punctures in his intestines and stitched up his abdomen with nylon threads taken from enemy parachutes. ” A Viet Cong soldier in a tunnel. THE ADVISORS’ WAR/MAAG The independent nation of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) was created on October 26, 1955. S. Military Assistance Advisory Group Vietnam (MAAG, Vietnam) was formed. Its mission was to provide advisors and other military assistance, including weapons and equipment, to help train and reorganize the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, or ARVN.

He said, “It is always an experience for an air force pilot to watch a gaggle of Hueys attack a target. . In [an air force jet squadron] attack, the target is always in front of us. Not so with a Huey. To watch four or eight of them at a time maneuvering up and down and laterally and even backward boggles a fighter pilot’s mind. ” Huey helicopters in action. THE IA DRANG CAMPAIGN In 1965 American military support to South Vietnam was dramatically expanding. American combat troops were entering South Vietnam in force.

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